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Belonging : Australians, place and Aboriginal ownership / Peter Read
Bib ID 204457
Format BookBook
Author
Read, Peter, 1945-
 
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Description Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 2000 
vii, 248 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0521773547
0521774098
Summary

"This book explores the feelings of non-Aboriginal Australians as they articulate their sense of belonging to the land. Always acting as a counterpoint is the prior occupation and ownership by Aboriginal people and their spiritual attachment. Peter Read, through the voices of so many different Australians, asks the pivotal questions: What is the meaning of places important to non-Aboriginal Australians from which the Indigenous people have already been dispossessed? How are contemporary Australians thinking through the problem of knowing that their places of attachment are also the places which Aboriginals loved - and lost? And are the sites of all our deep affections to be contested, articulated, shared, forgone or possessed absolutely? The book cleverly interweaves Read's analysis (and personal quest for belonging) with the voices of poets, musicians, artists, historians, young people, non-European Australians, farmers and seventh-generation Australians."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: 1. Deep in the sandstone gorges
  • 2. Rhyming
  • 3. Growing
  • 4. Men's business
  • 5. Singing the native born
  • 6. Women's business
  • 7. Four historians
  • 8. In search of the proper country.
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 237-243.

Subjects Land tenure -- Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure.  |  Australians -- Attitudes.  |  Culture - Relationship to land.  |  Sites - Sites of significance.  |  Land rights - Ownership.  |  Land rights.  |  Australia.  |  Land tenure - Australia  |  Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure  |  Australians - Attitudes

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