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The good white nation once more made good? Apology for atrocities to the stolen generations

Bielefeld, Brooke (Shelley)

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This article explores the issue of apology to the Stolen Generations by the federal government in light of the mythology of Australia as the 'good white nation'. Drawing upon elements of critical legal theory and critical whiteness studies I argue that the mythology of the good white nation, which has always been central to Australia's national identity, remains ingrained in the recent federal government apology. I contend that the perception of Australia as the good white nation continues in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103882
Source: Southern Cross University Law Review

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