Edith Cowan University
Amanda Gardiner is a PhD candidate at Edith Cowan University. Her research project, “Sex, Death and Desperation: Infanticide, Neonaticide and Concealment of Birth in Colonial Western Australia,” is an investigation into the practice of child murder in colonial Western Australia from non-Aboriginal settlement in 1829 to Australian federation in 1901.
It Is Almost as If There Were a Written Script: Child Murder, Concealment of Birth, and the Unmarried Mother in Western AustraliaArticlesBASTARDYAll children born before matrimony, or so long after the death of the husband as to render it impossible that the child could be begotten by him, are bastards.– Cro. Jac. 451William Toone: The Magistrates Manual, 1817 (66)On 4 September 1832, the body...Read more
EditorialIntroductionCatastrophe surrounds us perpetually: from the Queensland floods, Christchurch earthquake, global warming, and Global Financial Crisis to social conflicts, psychological breaking points, relationship failures, and crises of understanding. As a consequence of the pervasiveness of catastrophe, its representation saturates our everyday awareness. On a daily basis we...Read more