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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But perhaps he was meaning 'throw' in a more general sense — perhaps the
bodies were rolled off the top. Why not pushed? Is it simply the embroidery to
make a 'better' tale? To make incomprehensible monsters of the colonists? To
hint at a ...
What work did the shepherds do that one could simply emerge in Keating's
account as an innocent who could be killed? The coffin boxes seem to symbolise
the dislocation that was the non-Aboriginal's relationship with the land. The
There is no mention that the Aboriginal group got their fighting men together,-
there is no pause where they might have got off 'safe' — here there is simply '
opportunity' to give 'it' to them 'pretty severely'. This idea of 'opportunity' is built up
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IT HAPPENED ALONG THE HIGHWAY
WRITING AND READING THE LOCAL
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