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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They were tracked along the eastern side of the range towards Demon Creek.
Coming on them on the side of a deep precipice, the avenging party attacked
them and wiped them out . . .63 The blacks who were camped on the river bank
in the ...
The story of Demon Creek — removed from the Bluff, and from Irby — may place
this story closer to the Myall Creek Massacre. The Demon Creek massacre may
have been a group of station workers on a hunt, not a landowner on a sepulchral
55 Clerk of the Peace: Depositions re the Myall Creek Massacre (1838-),
Archives Authority, NSW, AONSW 4/9090. 56 Thomas Foster's Evidence per
Clerk of the Peace: Depositions re the Myall Creek Massacre (A.O.N.S.W. 4/9090
) Archive ...
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