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dc.contributor.authorMAXWELL, E
dc.date.available2014-05-22T02:37:08Z
dc.date.issued2009
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dc.identifier.citationMAXWELL, E. (2009). 'Oceana' Revisited: J.A. Froude's 1884 Journey to New Zealand and the Pink and White Terraces. Victorian Literature and Culture, 37 (2), pp.377-390. https://doi.org/10.1017/S106015030909024X.
dc.identifier.issn1060-1503
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/31135
dc.description.abstract<jats:p><jats:sc>In his popular <jats:italic>Romance of London</jats:italic></jats:sc> (1867), John Timbs refers to Thomas Babington Macaulay's oft-repeated metaphor of a “New Zealander sitting, like a hundredth-century Marius, on the mouldering arches of London Bridge, contemplating the colossal ruins of St Paul's” (290). Originally intended as an illustration of the vigor and durability of the Roman Catholic Church despite the triumph of the Reformation, Macaulay's most famous evocation of this idea dates from 1840, the year of New Zealand's annexation; hence it is reasonable to suppose that this figure is a Maori (Bellich 297–98). For Timbs and subsequent generations, however, the image conveyed the sobering idea of the rise and fall of civilizations and in particular of England being invaded and overrun, if not by a horde of savages, then by a more robust class of Anglo-Saxons from the other side of the world.</jats:p>
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.subjectLiterary Studies
dc.title'Oceana' Revisited: J.A. Froude's 1884 Journey to New Zealand and the Pink and White Terraces
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S106015030909024X
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentCulture and Communication
melbourne.source.titleVictorian Literature and Culture
melbourne.source.volume37
melbourne.source.issue2
melbourne.source.pages377-390
dc.description.pagestart377
melbourne.publicationid132945
melbourne.elementsid315060
melbourne.contributor.authorMaxwell, Elizabeth
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dc.identifier.eissn1470-1553
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