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Horses for Discourses: a critical examination of the horse in Australian culture

Menzies, Isa


The cultural significance of the horse functions as one of the cornerstone narratives in the production and performance of Australian national identity. From Phar Lap's preserved remains to the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games; from 'Banjo' Paterson's poem "The Man from Snowy River" to the 2018 Wild Horse Heritage Bill (NSW), the notion that the horse is meaningful to Australians continues to be perpetuated. Nonetheless, the exact nature of this significance remains nebulous...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5e71eafd184cd
Access Rights: Open Access


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