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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which 'blackness' and 'Blacks' are used throughout this collection of letters and
diary entries — there are many ways in which Irby's placements and namings
change, and these illustrate his emerging identity as 'squatter'? white? non- ...
102 The diary is an interesting form of narrative. It is assumed in the early twenty-
first century that the diary is a private medium, that its lack of audience privileges
the information within as being more real, more true to the individual's thoughts.
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