Imperial Culture in Antipodean Cities, 1880-1939

Author(s): 
Griffiths, John
ISBN: 
9781137385727
Date published: 
March 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

Drawing on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, this book explores how far imperial culture penetrated antipodean city institutions. It argues that far from imperial saturation, the city 'Down Under' was remarkably untouched by the Empire. Only at certain times, such as imperial crises, were citizens alerted to their place as imperial citizens, but in times of peace, operationalising a sense of this identity was far more difficult.