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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Attempting to kill Aboriginal people is never, in his reports at least, the action of
an individual. In this instance it is a communal activity that gathers up the workers
(two of whom have wives and children) who live in the six huts that surround the ...
People, rather than sheep, are now being killed on Bolivia, and Windeyer
employs and can make himself understood to some Aboriginal people. To
attempt to track and kill Aboriginal people is now neither a new nor extraordinary
event in ...
For the first time he must account for the killing of Aboriginal people. At other
times he may have intended to kill — way back on the boat out he said he would
have shot the mutineers — but now he has killed, and not a specific criminal but
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