Crane, R and Wood, D, Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text, The Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, pp. 256. ISBN 9781925603965 (2018) [Edited Book]
Official URL: https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/island-sto...
A handsome full-colour book pairing unique items from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery with selections of original writing about the southern island.
Indigenous dispossession, a cruel penal history, gay-rights battles; exceptional landscapes, unusual wildlife, environmental activism; colonial architecture, arts and crafts, a thriving creative sceneóall are part of the story of Tasmania. And they find their expression in the unparalleled collection of Hobartís TMAG.
In Island Story, Ralph Crane and Danielle Wood select almost sixty representative TMAG objects: from shell necklaces to a convict cowl, colonial scrimshaw to a thylacine pincushion, contemporary photography to a film starís travelling case. Each is matched to texts old and new, by writers as diverse as Anthony Trollope, Marie Bjelke-Petersen, Helene Chung, Jim Everett, Heather Rose and Ben Walter.
|Item Type:||Edited Book|
|Keywords:||Tasmania, objects, text|
|Research Division:||Language, Communication and Culture|
|Research Group:||Cultural studies|
|Research Field:||Cultural studies not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Division:||Culture and Society|
|Objective Field:||Arts not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Crane, R (Professor Ralph Crane)|
|UTAS Author:||Wood, D (Dr Danielle Wood)|
|Deposited By:||Office of the School of Humanities|
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