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Translating histories: Australian Aboriginal narratives, history and literature

McGrath, Ann


Can literature exist without history? Can history exist without literature? I argue that Indigenous authors and artists are now leading the way towards new tellings of Australian history which go beyond the last ice age. In Australia, the topic of 'Aboriginal History' is conventionally narrated from the starting date of 1788, with the British arrival to the shores around Sydney Harbour. From the late 1970s, historians started to fill the erasure of written narratives. They tried to address...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008-11
Type: Journal article
Source: The Southern Hemisphere Review - Australian and New Zealand Literature Society of Japan Journal


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