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Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text


Crane, R and Wood, D, Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text, The Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, pp. 256. ISBN 9781925603965 (2018) [Edited Book]

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A handsome full-colour book pairing unique items from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery with selections of original writing about the southern island.

Indigenous dispossession, a cruel penal history, gay-rights battles; exceptional landscapes, unusual wildlife, environmental activism; colonial architecture, arts and crafts, a thriving creative sceneóall are part of the story of Tasmania. And they find their expression in the unparalleled collection of Hobartís TMAG.

In Island Story, Ralph Crane and Danielle Wood select almost sixty representative TMAG objects: from shell necklaces to a convict cowl, colonial scrimshaw to a thylacine pincushion, contemporary photography to a film starís travelling case. Each is matched to texts old and new, by writers as diverse as Anthony Trollope, Marie Bjelke-Petersen, Helene Chung, Jim Everett, Heather Rose and Ben Walter.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:Tasmania, objects, text
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Cultural studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Arts not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Crane, R (Professor Ralph Crane)
UTAS Author:Wood, D (Dr Danielle Wood)
ID Code:129730
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-12-17
Last Modified:2018-12-19

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