Bright and Distant Shores by Dominic Smith

By Steve Walker In Books

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25th April, 2011
The 19th-century abounds with tales of colonialist exploitation. Distant and seemingly primitive communities were pillaged for anything collectible – including, at times, their people. High on the pillagers’ list of targets were the Pacific islands and our own shores. Witness the artefacts and heads still on the shelves of Western museums. Expatriate Australian Dominic Smith’s ingenious epic, Bright and Distant Shores, follows just such a trajectory. A rapacious Chicago insurance ...

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