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dc.contributor.authorAlbert, Donald
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-11T16:37:27Z
dc.date.available2022-07-11T16:37:27Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationAlbert, D. P. (2022). Mary Ann Christian, Exercising Social and Spatial Agency: An isolated island case. Shima, (Advanced Publication), 1–15. 10.21463/shima.140en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11875/3599
dc.descriptionArticle originally published in Shimaen_US
dc.description.abstractMary Ann Christian (1793-1866) was the only daughter of chief Bounty mutineer Fletcher Christian and his Tahitian consort Mauatua who settled on Pitcairn Island in 1790. After a violent first decade, and one death to a natural cause, the male population was reduced to a sole male survivor – John Adams. This created a female- dominated milieu within which Many Ann Christian operated with a strong degree of agency across social hierarchies involving island and empire actors, and spatially with her on- and off-island movements. While still a teenager, Mary Ann Christian became the inspiration for Mary Russell Mitford’s exquisite protagonist in Christina: The Maid of the South Seas: A Poem (1811). Almost three decades later, Lieutenant Lowry visiting from the Sparrowhawk dubbed her a cantankerous “old maid” for her concern that girls aged 13, 14, and 15 were too young for marriage; male dominance had reasserted itself. Primary and other credible sources, including demographics, document the events surrounding Herstory.en_US
dc.publisherShimaen_US
dc.subjectFemale Agencyen_US
dc.subjectIsolated Populationsen_US
dc.subjectMary Ann Christianen_US
dc.subjectPitcairn Bibleen_US
dc.subjectPitcairn Islanden_US
dc.titleMARY ANN CHRISTIAN, EXERCISING SOCIAL AND SPATIAL AGENCY: An isolated island caseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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