Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Australia’s Empire$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Deryck Schreuder and Stuart Ward

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199563739

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 12 November 2019

Religion and Society

Religion and Society

(p.186) 8 Religion and Society
Australia’s Empire

Hilary M. Carey

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the role of religion and the missionary impulse on British colonization of Australia. It explores the activities of the colonizing clergies only in relation to Australian Aborigines but also in relation to enlarging the scope of Australia’s Empire into the Pacific. This chapter contends that though religion remained active in instilling notions of loyalty in congregations, religion never acquired the potency of race in the Australian conception of the British world.

Keywords:   religion, colonization, Australia, British Empire, British missionaries, clergies, Aborigines

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .