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Reframing History

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Freeman, C, Reframing History, Tasmania 40 South, Forty South Publishing, Hobart, 91, pp. 23-27. (2018) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

Im sitting on a bench in a large room with deep blue walls. The colour reminds me of a Tasmanian sky at dusk, a sky that would have been noticed by countless Aboriginal people over thousands of years, perhaps when they gathered to eat what is now considered gourmet food oysters and abalone fresh from the sea, wild cherries, or chargrilled wallaby. I am looking at portraits of some of these Aboriginals, done soon after colonisation when they were rapidly losing the freedom to enjoy these fundamental pleasures. The paintings hang in a long line on the blue walls in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Sophisticated lighting makes the small portraits stand out like beacons, the people they portray trapped in their rectangular frames.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:Australian history, Tasmanian history
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's Past
UTAS Author:Freeman, C (Dr Carol Freeman)
ID Code:132191
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-04-29
Last Modified:2019-04-29
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