French Connection: The culture and politics of Frenchness in Australia, 1890-1914

Alexis Bergantz
This thesis is a cultural history of ideas about France and the French in Australia during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. It explores the links between representations of France, and of the French, and the ways in which different groups of individuals, whether they were French migrants or Australian colonists, mobilised these representations in social life. Until recently, studies of the French presence in Australia have tended to encase French lives in an ethnic framework,...
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