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Tasmania's Black War: undermining the foundations of terra nullius
Lehman, G, Tasmania's Black War: undermining the foundations of terra nullius, Artlink: Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly, 38, (2) pp. 30-35. ISSN 0727-1239 (2018) [Refereed Article]
Official URL: https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4676/tasmanias...
A couple of years ago I quipped to my friend Alec Coles, who had recently taken up the position of CEO at the West Australian Museum, that the spirit of terra nullius lurks beneath the floorboards of every museum and art gallery in Australia. Apparently, he has dined out on this slightly parsimonious comment once or twice since. Alec likes to raise the stakes in discussions with his colleagues about the responsibilities that history demands of them as leaders of major collecting institutions—each with its own problematic legacy in terms of respecting and representing Indigenous culture.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Tasmania, Aborignal, war|
|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)|
|Deposited By:||Aboriginal Engagement|
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