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Title Passionate histories : myth, memory and Indigenous Australia / edited by Frances Peters-Little, Ann Curthoys and John Docker.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2010.
Publication Info. 2010


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Series Aboriginal history monograph ; no. 21
Aboriginal history monograph series ; no. 21.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part One: Massacres. The country has another past: Queensland and the History Wars / Raymond Evans -- 'Hard evidence': the debate about massacre in the Black War in Tasmania / Lyndall Ryan -- Epistemological vertigo and allegory: thoughts on massacres, actual, surrogate, and averted -- Beersheba, Wake in Fright, Australia / John Docker -- Part Two: Myths. Remembering the referendum with compassion / Frances Peters-Little -- Idle men: the eighteenth-century roots of the Indigenous indolence myth / Shino Konishi -- 'These unoffending people': myth, history and the idea of Aboriginal resistance in David Collins' Account of the English Colony in New South Wales / Rachel Standfield -- Demythologising Flynn, with Love: contesting missionaries in Central Australia in the twentieth century / David Trudinger -- Part Three: Memory and Oral History. Paul Robeson's visit to Australia and Aboriginal activism, 1960 / Ann Curthoys -- Using poetry to capture the Aboriginal voice in oral history transcripts / Lorina Barker -- Part Four: Identity, Myth and Memory. Making a debut: myths, memories and mimesis Anna Cole -- Identity and identification: Aboriginality from the Spanish Civil War to the French Ghettos Vanessa Castejon -- Urban Aboriginal ceremony: when seeing is not believing Kristina Everett -- Island Home Country: working with Aboriginal protocols in a documentary film about colonisation and growing up white in Tasmania / Jeni Thornley -- Part Five: The Stolen Generations. Reconciliation without history: state crime and state punishment in Chile and Australia / Peter Read -- Overheard -- conversations of a museum curator / Jay Arthur, with Barbara Paulson and Troy Pickwick -- On the significance of saying 'sorry': Apology and reconciliation in Australia / Isabelle Auguste.
Summary "This book examines the emotional engagements of both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people with Indigenous history. The contributors are a mix of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous scholars, who in different ways examine how the past lives on in the present, as myth, memory, and history. Each chapter throws fresh light on an aspect of history-making by or about Indigenous people, such as the extent of massacres on the frontier, the myth of Aboriginal male idleness, the controversy over Flynn of the Inland, the meaning of the Referendum of 1967, and the policy and practice of Indigenous child removal."--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Mythology, Aboriginal Australian.
Australia -- History.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Aboriginal Australians. (OCoLC)fst00794496
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst00794562
Mythology, Aboriginal Australian. (OCoLC)fst01031719
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Genre/Form Electronic book
Electronic books
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Peters-Little, Frances, 1958-
Curthoys, Ann.
Docker, John.
Other Form: Print version: Passionate histories. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2010 9781921666643 (DLC) 2010671791 (OCoLC)650499437
ISBN 9781921666650 (electronic bk.)
192166665X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000045840778
AU@ 000046156099
AU@ 000051587496
AU@ 000058146272
AU@ 000060581315
GBVCP 1008654582
GBVCP 865744920

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