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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Squatters were driven off Aboriginal land by Aboriginal people. Squatters had
already left parts of the Clarence and places further west,61 and Irby was worried
about ruin. Heffernan reminds us of fear. How could The Massacre be written with
As owners, and so completely responsible for their own stock and station, the
Irbys have more formally joined a community of squatters. There is a constant
intersharing — sharing and sharing again — of supplies and labour, and the '
This includes social and economic exchanges with the other squatters. One of
the ritual exchanges is the gathering together of a 'party' on horseback to pursue
a group of Aboriginal people. Horses, particularly before the employment of ...
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