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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History and the heard As we have seen, the efforts of the tourist leaflet are
organised around the idea that Bluff Rock is to be looked at. It is the image of
Bluff Rock that centres our thinking. When we read Keating, however, he
presents us with ...
Across country to the bluff [A]s soon as they seen the mob of men they [the
Aboriginal people] cleared The first definition of 'mob' in Hughes's Australian
Words and their Origins is: '(a) A (potentially hostile) party of Aborigines and (b)
I always respond (as residual local? looming marginal subject?) that you should
have seen it before the highway was changed, when the poplars framed it and
the highway drove straight towards it. As if it was once larger, as if their failure to ...
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IT HAPPENED ALONG THE HIGHWAY
WRITING AND READING THE LOCAL
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