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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One time Overseer at Bolivia Station, Thomas Keating, in describing the
massacre as it had been told to him by an old man at Bolivia, told of Aboriginal
attacks on shepherds and sheep. Keating outlined how men on Bolivia Station
His story of a single massacre might also be read as an allegory of the processes
of removal and dispersal which were operating throughout New South Wales
from the 1880s, when he went to manage Bolivia, to the 1920s, when he writes.
Or are the Bolivia workers in some way doubtful? The fact that lrby goes with
Windeyer and two of Windeyer's servants marks this sort of massacre as a very
different cultural event from the more sustained raids across the land exemplified
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IT HAPPENED ALONG THE HIGHWAY
WRITING AND READING THE LOCAL
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