Lehman, G, Building a better dome, Garland Magazine, Australia, 11 (31 May 2018) (2018) [Magazine Article]
Official URL: https://garlandmag.com/article/building-a-better-d...
Nestled between the lines of poorly-written script in a small, battered journal dated February 13, 1832 is a crude diagram. No larger than a thumbnail, it is the sum total record of the architectural engineering practice of a people who were swept from their homelands within a lifetime of the arrival of the British on the island of Tasmania. The identity of the journalist is not important to this story. Plenty had been written about him already. Indeed, it is too often the case that the writers of colonial records become pre-eminent in the accounting of cultures in which they had no part. Or worse, the account of their part in the undoing of a culture becomes entangled, and mistaken for a description of the culture itself. This is how our knowledge of a people is colonised by history.
|Item Type:||Magazine Article|
|Keywords:||Tasmanian Aboriginal, architecture|
|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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