• A New Birth of Freedom: South Australia, slavery and exceptionalism

    Author(s):
    CJ Coventry (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    Annual Country Lecture (Regional Lecture)
    Meeting Org.:
    History Council of South Australia
    Meeting Loc.:
    Online
    Meeting Date:
    21 November 2020
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/vrg7-0528
    Abstract:
    The links between British slavery and South Australia were long overlooked until recent research, fueled by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database, revealed the connection. The financial benefits rendered to the new province by British West Indian slavery were considerable. A number of the people who sought the creation of South Australia, the people who journeyed to it and the people who passed through it had benefited from compensation. The modern-day map of South Australia displays the names of many beneficiaries of slavery. Faced with this revelation, South Australian exceptionalism must again be reconsidered.
    Notes:
    DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.32740.40321
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