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Lyndall Ryan

Lyndall Ryan reviews 'Seven Versions of An Australian Badland' by Ross Gibson, 'Looking For Blackfellas’ Point: An Australian History of Place' by Mark McKenna and 'Unearthed: The Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island' by Rebe Taylor

February 2003, no. 248 01 February 2003
The idea of place as a metaphor of Australia’s colonial past and post-colonial present is a recent development in Australian history. The three books reviewed here come from a new generation of cultural historians who want to move the story of Australia from the national to the local. These cultural historians’ books reveal an intimacy with place and a new confidence in connecting the past to ... (read more)