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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As a part of this story my friend visited her mother's village (then part of Poland)
and the death camp that had been set up ... to the cinema, but it became the local
gaol where Jewish women were put just before being sent to the death camps.
This was also the way in which real coffins were often carried at the time, so the
journey to a camp always had this funereal echo. The box usually had legs, but
one was reported as having a wheel (so it could be moved by a single person), ...
The camp was about 60 feet [20 m] above the gully, but slanted down to it, so
they could soon get into it . . . There were about 100 of them. They of course took
refuge in the deep gully, of which we had no idea till we got to the camp.
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IT HAPPENED ALONG THE HIGHWAY
WRITING AND READING THE LOCAL
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