This chapter examines popular culture of the British Empire in Australia. It identifies the underlying structural reasons for the emphasis on ‘the popular’ in the creative output of the colonies and evaluates the imperial myths and meanings which animated the popular pastimes of the colonists. It suggests that even popular ephemera normally associated with the promotion of a distinctive Australian nationalism were often created against imperial and even determined by it.
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