This book connects histories of Australia and the British Empire, with Spain and the Spanish-speaking world. It follows the unexpected passage of a group of radical Spanish-speakers in the isolated region of northern Australia during the first half of the twentieth-century, a period of rapidly expanding globalisation as well as the duration of the Spanish Civil War. The present study explores how their community responded to these rapid changes through the lessons of the Spanish-speaking world.
Robert Mason is Senior Lecturer at Griffith University, whose research focuses on heritage, memory and violence. He is particularly interested in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking communities in Asia, Australia and North America.