Abstract: This paper examines the intersubjectivity of Noongar and the white settlers in That Deadman Dance. It borrows from social contract theory to develop the idea of a cross-racial contract and discusses whiteness and indigenous sovereignty in this context.

Keywords: Social contract, Scott, That Deadman Dance, Aboriginal, whiteness

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