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Tense Past - Narratives of gaps and silences


Lehman, G, Tense Past - Narratives of gaps and silences, Artlink, 21, (2) pp. 1-2. (2001) [Review Single Work]

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The business of Australia's history has never been so contentious. All of us are these days called upon to negotiate our view of the past in order to obtain a position in the now. It is about identity. About finding a place in ourselves for the sense we make of that which has made us. The selfassured patriotism which secured the Australian population's notions of itself in the first half of the twentieth century is crumbling. Recent decades have unravelled our ability to believe in the nostalgic propositions which have been woven into the Australian Story.

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Item Type:Review Single Work
Keywords:Julie Gough, art exhibition
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sociology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Lehman, G (Professor Gregory Lehman)
ID Code:145758
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Aboriginal Engagement
Deposited On:2021-08-05
Last Modified:2021-08-05

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