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HALF. One equal part of a thing divided into two parts, either in fact or in contemplation. A moiety. This word is used in composition; as, half cent, half dime, &c.

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By using Joe's voice in narration, the film also provides us a with a particular point of view: we are to understand that the story is told from the perspective of the half-caste man who, while not central to the story, did love Jedda and, at least initially, lived a similar life to her.
LJ 61); and the captain of the Patna calls the half-caste clerk in Singapore, "a God forsaken Portuguee" (LJ 78).
5) Paradoxically, though half-caste denoted an "in-between" statistical category, the allocation of half-castes to either the Maori or European population served to solidify the notion of Maori and European as separate races (Kukutai forthcoming).
Based on a true-story book by Doris Pilkington Garimara and also made by an Australian director, Phillip Noyce (Clear and Present Danger), Rabbit-Proof Fence brilliantly illustrated how half-caste children were snatched to work in white society.
With the help of rough diamond and romantic interest Drover (Hugh Jackman) and Nullah (Brandon Walters, who serves as narrator), the half-caste aboriginal boy who stirs her maternal instincts, she intends to drive her 1500 head of cattle across the Northern Territory to sell them as army beef in Darwin, secretly watched over by Nullah's mystic grandfather (David Gulpilil).
The last two children, who were born at Thursday Island, were 'neither half-caste nor Aboriginal' (QSA A/58761 cited in Ganter, 2006: 83-90).
Topics considered range from half-caste peoples in Samoa to race improvement in the Philippines and Australia to how to maintain proper distance from slaves in Louisiana.
At the age of three, when her mother became ill, she was taken to Derby Hospital, where a doctor advised the police to 'take the little half-caste child before her mother gets used to her'.
McKay focused on the plight especially of the older mixed-descent girls: "My sympathy is always with the unfortunate half-caste girl.
1) These are the thoughts of the whiskey priest whom the half-caste accompanies on the way to Carmen.
Similarly, the near-naked Tarzan of the visible "sharp filed teeth" but carefully concealed phallus drove many a Jane to erotically charged anxiety about human differences and "wild, half-caste children.