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August 25, 2013

ART: Keeping it in the family: Prosecuting incest in colonial Queensland

Author: Yorick Smaal
Title: Keeping it in the family
Subtitle: Prosecuting incest in colonial Queensland
Journal: Journal of Australian Studies
Volume: 37
Issue: 3
Year: 2013
Pages: 316-332
ISSN: 1444-3058 - eISSN: 1835-6419
Language: English
Full Text: Taylor & Francis Online [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »This article examines forty-six criminal charges of lineal family sex crime in Queensland between 1870 and 1900. It finds that the special incest provisions introduced with increases to the age of consent in 1891 did not radically alter prosecution practices of father-daughter rape. While the new law did bring more cases before the courts, persisting cultural attitudes about the character and respectability of working-class girls, the dynamics of families under exaggerated paternal control, and the inviolability of the colonial family home continued to affect patterns of abuse and the regulation of incest in the last decade of the nineteenth century.« [Source: Journal of Australian Studies]

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