Myth, memory and Indigenous Australia
This book examines the emotional engagements of both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people with Indigenous history. The contributors are a mix of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous scholars, who in different ways examine how the past lives on in the present, as myth, memory, and history. Each chapter throws fresh light on an aspect of history-making by or about Indigenous people, such as the extent of massacres on the frontier, the myth of Aboriginal male idleness, the controversy over Flynn of the Inland, the meaning of the Referendum of 1967, and the policy and practice of Indigenous child removal.
Keywordshistory; aboriginal australian; mythology; customs; social life; Gwalan; Indigenous Australians; Indigenous peoples
Publication date and placeCanberra, 2010
SeriesAboriginal History Monograph, 21