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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A final trip in a Holden? Well 'none of that tribe was ever seen on the station after
that ... and 'final solutions', 'drives' were envisaged as the ultimate tactic of
complete discovery and destruction. The best-known example is the 1830 'black
But his final action is writing to the Commissioner. What happens with this next
letter? What does it invent? What does it make possible? WRITING TO THE
COMMISSIONER The letter is quickly sent to the Commissioner, in this case the
For the final spurt I have to thank Sarah Shrubb my clever, surgical editor, Pru
Black for final clarifications to the introduction (but also for the best of puddings),
Stephen Muecke for textual triage (but also the best sauerkraut this side of the ...
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IT HAPPENED ALONG THE HIGHWAY
WRITING AND READING THE LOCAL
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