Changing Skin Colour in Australia: Herbert Basedow and the Black Caucasian
Background on the life, work and influence of Herbert Basedow; family and early education; Lutheran attitude to Aborigines; association with Hermann Klaatsch; differences in German and English anthropology; physical anthropological work of Klaatsch - Aborigines as a primary race to Europeans; theories on the racial origins and affiliations of Aborigines; German eugenics movement? early statements of Aryan racial superiority; appointment as Protector of Aborigines of the Northern Territory; attitudes to and administration of Aboriginal children - Bungalow Half Caste Home; dispute with Noetling; solutions to the?half-caste problem?; publication of 'The Australian Aboriginal'; A.O. Neville and the administration of mixed race children; problem of traditional practices - creation of cannibalism and infanticide; establishment of?Sister Kate?s?; Basedow?s medicine and Aboriginal health - relation of fair hair and hookworm; formation and aims of the Aborigines? Protection League of South Australia - petition to create an Aboriginal state; racial theory in Germany; publication of 'Knights of the Boomerang'; agues that the theory of Aborigines as an ancestral Caucasian fuelled eugenic based policy.
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