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Bad history, good intentions and Australia's national apology

McGrath, Ann


The main title of this book is all but self-explanatory. A gamut of associations are prompted both by the very specificity of the realities to which the phrase “Antipodean childhoods” refers and by the metaphorical meanings with which it has been charged as a result of its routine application to colonial and postcolonial contexts. Whether employed literally or figuratively, “Antipodean childhoods” is suggestive of a whole range of opposites (beyond those of young and old, small and big,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter


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