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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In lrby's first encounter with Aboriginal people, one month later, he refers to them
as 'natives', which signals his own foreign status: neither born in Australia nor
indigenous to it. Native Australian' became a very early source of humour due to
They remain 'natives', and fall all too familiarly at the end of a list of wildlife. Their
humanness is not even ironically acknowledged through the self-serving titles of '
King' and 'Queen'. In this example, further from 'settlement' and during a ...
About five in the afternoon we came to a creek, where the natives had encamped
and had two or three sheep for supper . . . [Lose track and spend afternoon
regaining it ] Night came on, and we remained for the night about a quarter of a
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IT HAPPENED ALONG THE HIGHWAY
WRITING AND READING THE LOCAL
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