Writing to perform the region: Making ‘somewhereness’ visible in post-colonisation Australia
- Australasian Association of Writing Programs
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- TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs, 2019, 54 (Special), pp. 1 - 13 (14)
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The regions that colonisers know are not generally those of most importance to First Nations people, although the territorial divisions of government administration have had a huge impact on First Nations people in terms of the kinds of policies directed at them and the implementation of those policies. In this paper, I look first at the ways in which Aboriginal experience in Australia has been written out of the landscape, then at some non-territorial ways of looking at such landscapes. I then discuss how a non-Indigenous writer, in working with First Nations people, might help to make visible a different kind of ‘region’.
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