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.
Ergebnisse 1-3 von 39
What is a 'settler' but a figure possessed of the cultural 'madness' of another
civilisation? Trapped in another land, weren't his guns and sheep and stations
the unfettered displays of one utterly untranslatable,- possessed, perhaps?
Transportative ' implies the conveyance of sets of cultural mores as well : one
could be ' transported to something beyond — a capitalist nirvana , or death . . .
Or one could remain in a state of ' transport ' , a magical paralysis of mother
Whitening Race, Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism, Canberra: Aboriginal
Studies Press Morris, B (1992) 'Frontier colonialism as a culture of terror', in
Attwood, B and Arnold, J (eds) Power, Knowledge and Aborigines, Bundoora: La
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
IT HAPPENED ALONG THE HIGHWAY
WRITING AND READING THE LOCAL
8 weitere Abschnitte werden nicht angezeigt.