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Risdon Vale: Place, memory and surburban experience


Booth, KI, Risdon Vale: Place, memory and surburban experience, Ethics, Policy & Environment: a journal of philosophy and geography , 11, (3) pp. 299-311. ISSN 2155-0085 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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The author reflects upon the notions of personal memory, collective memory, myth, and evolved memory within her lived experience of Risdon Vale. These interrelated forms of memory influence understanding of place and sense of place. Personal memories corroborate and collaborate with intersubjective memories to inform collective memory. Both personal and collective memories are held within a fusion of cultural myths. Evolved memory binds us deeply within the history of the earth and the evolution of life. Risdon Vale provides fertile ground for considerations of place and memory. This former public housing suburb is adjacent to Risdon Cove, the site of first occupation by the British in 1803 and the site of the first massacre of Aboriginal Tasmanians in 1804.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Genetics
Research Field:Developmental genetics (incl. sex determination)
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Booth, KI (Dr Kate Booth)
ID Code:71497
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2011-07-20
Last Modified:2014-10-10
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