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Title Departures : how Australia reinvents itself / edited by Xavier Pons
Published Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2002


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Description xii, 324 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents The Northern Territory's past : public history, public memory and cultural heritage tourism p. 52-58 by David Carment -- The rise and fall of statehood for the Northern Territory p. 91-104 by Alistair Heatley
Summary Departures of every kind have shaped Australian culture. Most obvious are the momentous departures of emigrants seeking new lives in a new land. But this evocative book proposes that the idea of departure spans much more than travel and migration. Tales of departure are often narratives of progress. They tell of groping towards something new, towards regeneration or reinvention. It may be Aboriginal people using poetry to forge pathways through trauma--or immigrant theatre bursting upon mainstream consciousness with Wogs Out of Work. This collection of essays investigates how Australia reinvents itself. Contributions run the full gamut--from poetry, drama and film to social and political debate
Analysis Cultural values
National identity
Social change
Intellectual life
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 304-314
Subject Social change -- Australia -- Congresses.
Australian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
National characteristics, Australian -- Congresses.
Social change -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- Australia.
Australia -- Civilization -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Australia -- Intellectual life -- Congresses.
Australia -- Social policy.
Australia -- Civilization.
Australia -- Intellectual life.
Genre/Form Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Pons, Xavier.
European Association of Studies on Australia. Conference (5th : Toulouse : 1999)
LC no. 2002491313
ISBN 0522849954 paperback