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Heroic history and public spectacle : Sydney 1938

Thomas, Julian

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This thesis is about white Australian history and public spectacle. It analyses the representation of white colonisation—'heroic history'—in elaborate public spectacles which were staged in Sydney in 1938 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of white settlement. The uses of history in these spectacles are discussed in terms of their structure, organisation, opposition, and relationship to a wider field of historical representation. The operations of two kinds of heroic history are examined...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorThomas, Julian
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-08T05:09:36Z
dc.date.available2017-02-08T05:09:36Z
dc.date.copyright1991
dc.identifier.otherb1841436
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/112136
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is about white Australian history and public spectacle. It analyses the representation of white colonisation—'heroic history'—in elaborate public spectacles which were staged in Sydney in 1938 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of white settlement. The uses of history in these spectacles are discussed in terms of their structure, organisation, opposition, and relationship to a wider field of historical representation. The operations of two kinds of heroic history are examined in detail: visionary history, to do with the visionary anticipation of white Australia by singular historical individuals, notably Arthur Phillip; and pioneering history, concerned with the experience of settlers on the frontier.
dc.format.extentiii, 200 leaves
dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.lcshHistorical reenactments Australia
dc.subject.lcshAustralia History 1788-1900
dc.subject.lcshAustralia History 20th century
dc.titleHeroic history and public spectacle : Sydney 1938
dc.typeThesis (PhD)
local.contributor.supervisorInglis, K. S.
local.contributor.supervisorMartin, A. W.
dcterms.valid1991
local.description.notesThis thesis has been made available through exception 200AB to the Copyright Act.
local.type.degreeDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.date.issued1991
local.contributor.affiliationDepartment of History, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5d74e8a37c7f3
dc.date.updated2017-02-07T00:04:15Z
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