2017, English, Book, Illustrated edition: Shapeshifter : the strange life of John Hampton Christison, Professor of Dancing 1858-1923 / Ray Hampton Christison. Christison, Ray, (author.)

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Shapeshifter : the strange life of John Hampton Christison, Professor of Dancing 1858-1923 / Ray Hampton Christison
 
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Physical Description
  • 73 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), facsimiles (some colour) ; 30 cm.
Published
  • [Lithgow, New South Wales The City of Greater Lithgow Mining Museum Inc for High Ground Press, 2017.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Shapeshifter : the strange life of John Hampton Christison, Professor of Dancing 1858-1923 /​ Ray Hampton Christison.
Author
  • Christison, Ray, (author.)
Other Authors
  • City of Greater Lithgow Mining Museum.
Published
  • [Lithgow, New South Wales The City of Greater Lithgow Mining Museum Inc for High Ground Press, 2017.
Copyright
  • ©2017
Content Types
  • still image
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • 73 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), facsimiles (some colour) ; 30 cm.
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Summary
  • The biography of John Hampton Christison, professor of dancing almost reads as a work of fiction. His adoption of the title “Professor” provides an insight into his complex personality and the status that he sought in the fluid structures of a colonial society. In 19th century Australia it was possible to be what one desired to be, to remain mobile and to keep secret details of one’s past. Grasping the opportunities of this world John Reinvented himself many times. Claiming a status in colonial society that decried his humble roots and avoiding scandals that could have mired his reputation.
Notes
  • Barcode on the back of the book indicates a different ISBN, "9780995385504"
  • Includes bibliographical references (67-69) and index.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9780980610055 :
Dewey Number
  • 793.3190092
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