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Quicksands : foundational histories in Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand / edited by Klaus Neumann, Nicholas Thomas and Hilary Ericksen
Bib ID 2860606
Format BookBook
Description Sydney : UNSW Press, 1999 
xxii, 281 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0868406333 (paperback)
Summary

"Why has 'national identity' preoccupied so many writers and artists on both sides of the Tasman? Why have the stories of the first settler societies in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand exercised such a hold over our collective consciousness? And why is this history once again part of contemporary political and cultural debate?" "This innovative trans-Tasman collaboration explores how the founding of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand have been remembered and reimagined over more than two centuries. At the dawn of a new century, when the facts of these cultural encounters are increasingly under challenge, the writers of Quicksands argue for a new 'Australasian' consciousness and imagine new ways to negotiate the quicksands of our national histories."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography.

Subjects Postcolonialism.  |  National characteristics, Australian.  |  National characteristics, New Zealand.  |  Enterprises - Wildlife.  |  Colonisation - Ethical issues.  |  Colonisation - Theory.  |  Race relations - Representation - History.  |  Settlement and contacts - Settlers.  |  Law - Negotiated agreements - Treaties/Makarrata.  |  Race relations - Racism - Social Darwinism.  |  Culture - Theory and criticism - Postcolonial.  |  Australia -- Race relations -- History.  |  New Zealand -- Race relations -- History.  |  Australia -- Colonization -- History.  |  New Zealand -- Colonization -- History.  |  Australia -- History.  |  New Zealand -- History.  |  New Zealand (NZ)  |  Australia.
Other authors/contributors Thomas, Nicholas  |  Neumann, Klaus, 1958-  |  Ericksen, Hilary

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