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Richard Eves
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South-East Asia - ThomasNicholas and EvesRichard: Bad colonists: the South Seas letters of Vernon Lee Walker and Louis Becke. xxiv, 164 pp. Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press, 1999. Volume 63 Issue 2 - H. G. A. Hughes. As they emerge from this volume, Vernon Lee Walker, an obscure trader in New Caledonia and Vanuatu, and Louis Becke, later famous for his "South Seas" stories, were bad at being colonists in every sense: they failed to maintain any colonial sense of purpose, they failed in their commercial endeavors, they failed at fashioning coherent senses of selfhood, and they failed as letter.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999 Brian Keith Axel, "Colonialism and Its Doubles (Caton's Lawrence of Arabia, Thomas and Eves's Bad Colonists, Verges's Monsters and Revolutionaries)," Current.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. Bad Colonists: The South Seas Letters of Vernon Lee Walker and Louis Becke. By Nicholas Thomas and Richard Eves. Durham: Duke University Press, 1999. Monsters and Revolutionaries: Colonial Family Romance and Mtissage. Brian Keith Axel, "Colonialism and Its Doubles (Caton's Lawrence of Arabia, Thomas and Eves's Bad Colonists, Verges's Monsters and Revolutionaries)," Current Anthropology 43, no. 1 (February 2002): 197-200. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months.

Bad Colonists: The South Seas Letters of Vernon Lee Walker and Louis Becke by Nicholas Thomas; Richard Eves. Article in Pacific Affairs 73(3):481-482 · January 2000. Cite this publication.

Eves, Richard: Bad Colonists: The South Seas Letters of Vernon Lee Walker and Louis Becke (Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press, 1999), also by Nicholas Thomas, contrib. by Vernon Lee Walker and Louis Becke (page images at HathiTrust).

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In Bad Colonists Nicholas Thomas and Richard Eves provide a window into the fantasies and realities of colonial life by presenting separate sets of letters by two ury British colonists of the South Pacific: Vernon Lee Walker and Louis Becke.

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Jonathan Lamb, Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas (eds), Exploration and Exchange: a South Seas Anthology, 1680–1900 Nicholas Thomas and Richard Eves (eds) Bad Colonists: the South Seas Letters of Vernon Lee Walker and Louis Becke Felipe Fernández-Armesto. Nicholas Shakespeare, Bruce Chatwin Serge Gruzinski.

Nicholas Thomas and Richard Eves (eds), Bad Colonists: The South Seas letters of Vernon Lee Walker and Louis Becke (Durham, North Carolina, 1999). Geoffrey Serle, From Deserts the Prophets Come: The creative spirit in Australia, 1788–1972 (Melbourne 1973). Maude, ‘Louis Becke: The trader’s historian’, Journal of Pacific History, volume 2, 1967. Steaming to australia. Cannon, Life in the Cities. Robin Haines, Life and Death in the Age of Sail: The passage to Australia (Sydney 2003). C. Stretton, Memoirs of Chequered Life (London 1862). Preshaw, Banking Under Difficulties.

Bad Colonists: The South Seas Letters of Vernon Lee Walker and Louis Becke. Richard Eves, Joanne Crawford. Vernon Lee Walker, Louis. Becke, Nicholas Thomas, Richard Eves. CONTENTS List of illustrations Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Letter writing and colonial selfhood "An awfully bad hand at letter writing": Vernon Lee Walker and colonial history The letter. More).

In Bad Colonists Nicholas Thomas and Richard Eves provide a window into the fantasies and realities of colonial life by presenting separate sets of letters by two late-nineteenth-century British colonists of the South Pacific: Vernon Lee Walker and Louis Becke. Thomas and Eves frame the letters—addressed mostly to the colonists’ mothers—with commentary that explores colonial degeneration in the South Pacific. Using critical anthropology and theories of history-making to view the letter as artifact and autobiography, they examine the process whereby men and women unraveled in the hot, violent, uncivil colonial milieu. An obscure colonial trader, Walker wrote to his mother in England from Australia, the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu), and New Caledonia—and also from ships in between those places—during the 1870s and 1880s. Becke was a trader, too, but he was also a successful author of popular fiction that drew on his experiences in the Pacific. Written from Micronesia in the early 1880s, Becke’s letters are like Walker’s in that they report one setback after another. Both collections vividly evoke the day-to-day experiences of ordinary late-nineteenth-century colonists and open up new questions concerning the making and writing of selves on the colonial periphery. Exposing insecurities in an epoch normally regarded as one of imperial triumph, Bad Colonists will appeal to students and scholars of anthropology, colonial history, cultural studies, and Pacific history and culture.