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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Who do we become when we know such things? This intense local history lets us
touch and feel the shifts in how the past is told. Radically different ideas about the
past and its uses meet in 'The Bluff Rock Massacre'. First, it lets us confront ...
Of course his hearings, once they become writing, also become something to be
seen and interpreted, but it is the 'heard' which is privileged, which counts.
Keating's letter is also a letter between two locals. Keating is providing particulars
Edward Irby, as diary and letter writer, becomes the second source used by the
tourist leaflet, and he is therefore the ... using the book Memoirs oj Edward and
Leonard Irby i%a to track how and why the Irbys (and Edward in particular)
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IT HAPPENED ALONG THE HIGHWAY
WRITING AND READING THE LOCAL
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