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Peggy Brock

Peggy Brock

Peggy Brock is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. Her major areas of interest have been colonial and indigenous history in Australia, the Pacific and parts of Canada and Africa, with particular interest in Australian Aboriginal women.

Peggy Brock reviews 'Settlers, Servants & Slaves: Aboriginal and European children in nineteenth-century Western Australia' by Penelope Hetherington

April 2003, no. 250 18 October 2022
Childhood is something we take for granted. We all had one, but our idea of when it ended is quite subjective, depending on the society and culture in which we grew up, our economic and class background, and particular family circumstances. In some societies, the end of childhood is quite clear-cut. Most Aboriginal societies in the past (and some in the present) defined the onset of male adulthood ... (read more)