Bluff Rock: Autobiography of a Massacre
Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2005 - 268 Seiten
The past is a problem for us. We know certain events happened, sometimes exactly when and yet our sometimes longing for certainty cannot be satisfied . . . We tell stories about where we come from and so who we are. We change these stories sometimes minutely, sometimes radically depending upon our audiences and our task.
Bluff Rockis organised around the key question- how do we know the past? Using historical material (letters, memoirs), a tourist brochure, and local histories, it focuses on the ways that the massacre(s) of Aborigines at Bluff Rock, in New England during the 1840s has been recorded and remembered.
It is the author's ability to lay herself on the line that makes this a courageous and even controversial text. Schlunke, who grew up in New England area, takes this one story from early colonial Australia and looks at the many ways it is organised as a memory of Indigenous/non-Indigenous relations.
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Might there also have been Aboriginal women taken from others of the
massacres carried out around Tenterfield ? And were children also used sexually
and economically ? What did Bates , of ' The Bluff Rock Massacre ' , intend for his
' saved ...
Memoirs of massacre Bluff Rock was once a part of the land leased and then
owned by Edward and Leonard Irby. The holding, as you will remember, was
called Bolivia. Edward Irby reports that he and others killed Aboriginal people,
but the ...
Autobiography of a Massacre Katrina Schlunke ... Why and how did he disappear
from 'The Bluff Rock Massacre'? The man and his men Windeyer, Connor and
Weaver: these are the names left out of 'The Bluff Rock Massacre', and so they ...
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