Lehman, G, Tense Past - Narratives of gaps and silences, Artlink, 21, (2) pp. 1-2. (2001) [Review Single Work]
Official URL: https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/2166/tense-pas...
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.
|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 (Dr Greg Lehman)|
|Deposited By:||Aboriginal Engagement|
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