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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Autobiography of a Massacre Katrina Schlunke. precisely defined, so that any
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You forget that you loved granite Our creek ran around and through granite and
then out into basalt holes where the real swimming happened. But it was over the
granite that the little waterfalls ran, and on its curvy surfaces that picnics were ...
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by climatic or geological events or by accidental or intentional human intrusion.'
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IT HAPPENED ALONG THE HIGHWAY
WRITING AND READING THE LOCAL
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