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Imagined spaces: interpreting perceptions of place and regulation of spaces through the processes of normalisation and reconciliation at Weipa

Kealy, Vanessa


As an imagined space of suburban normalcy, Weipa North, far north Queensland, is in a transition of governance, from a Comalco controlled space to a local government entity. 'Normalisation1 of the 'company town' is revealed as a mechanism of regulation, excluding the local Aboriginal community of Napranum which is constructed as Weipa North's 'other'. This thesis focuses on the process of normalising' Weipa North through the experience of young Aboriginal people, and argues that normalisation'...[Show more]

CollectionsANU North Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Date published: 1996-11
Type: Thesis (Honours)(non-ANU)
Access Rights: Open Access


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