In April 1852 the Spanish monk Rosendo Salvado took two Yued Noongar boys to a Daguerreotype studio in Naples and had their portraits taken. They were among five Yued Noongar children taken to Europe by clergy, none of whom survived. Unlike the adults whose care they were entrusted to, they were not so much networkers but caught up in network's not of their making and carried along through these vast colonial circuitries; in this case child migration, monastic evangelising and ecclesiastical print. In this paper I chart the movement of these children within the context of the mobility of racialised childhood and its cultural renderings, in the engravings and letters of the boys.


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