Not the hole story: exclusivity at the Colwood Golf and Country Club, 1913-1934

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dc.contributor.author Bullman, Kalin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-31T17:28:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-31T17:28:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-08-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/10003
dc.description.abstract The purpose of my study is to explore the early history of the Colwood Golf and Country Club as a way of understanding one aspect of settler colonialism – that is to study how certain tracts of Indigenous land were transformed into a rigidly controlled space where the natural environment was manipulated to exclude certain undesirable plants and non-human creatures, just as the social environment restricted access to a self-defined elite with prescribed cultural norms including behaviour, language, and protocols. Established in 1913, the Colwood Club became an important sporting space for upper-class individuals, and through its organisation, rules, by-laws, and entry process, the Colwood Club was fashioned as an exclusive space in Victoria’s sporting culture and remained so into the 1930s. Through formal and informal measures, the Club’s leadership and membership erected and strengthened various barriers that kept various individuals from joining based on their class, character, gender, race, and religion, among other criteria. Because of these measures, the Club’s property, which included a golf course and a clubhouse, became a restricted and controlled space in which a select number of individuals could enjoy the privileges that the Club offered. By doing a microhistory of the early years of the Colwood Golf and Country Club, I explore both the restrictive measures put in place by the Club and certain cultural concepts that influenced the decisions to make the Club an exclusive space, and demonstrate how this reflected larger trends in Victoria’s upper-class society. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Golf en_US
dc.subject Sport History en_US
dc.subject Landscape and Nature History en_US
dc.subject Colonial History en_US
dc.subject Microhistory en_US
dc.title Not the hole story: exclusivity at the Colwood Golf and Country Club, 1913-1934 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor O'Bonsawin, Christine M.
dc.degree.department Department of History en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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