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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Does he mean they were first shot and then thrown? ... This means that some
Aboriginal people continued to live there,- it means that the Aboriginal people of
1844 were not a homogenous entity and it means the massacre was one small
The means were guns, an established position that enabled him to act in this
manner and a group philosophy that allowed him to do so in the company of
others. The 'will' was an invention of the squatter who must overcome all
obstacles to ...
Irby wrote: 'having now the means and will to punish them ... we gave it to them
pretty severely'. These deaths are opportunities in the same way that the land
taking was an opportunity that required some means, and certainly will. Irby is not
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