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Show simple item record Muecke, S 2009-11-12T04:44:22Z 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Studies in Travel Writing, 2007, 11 (1), pp. 83 - 91
dc.identifier.issn 1364-5145
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract A ficto-critical essay, this narrative of a journey also presents an argument about time, modernity and indigenous versus colonial perceptions of place. The place in question is Gulaga, Mt. Dromedary, on the South Coast of New South Wales to which the author and his family went on a trip. This is the site on the Australian mainland first sighted and named by Captain Cook's party in 1770. The article performs the idea of multiple travels and stories/histories; this particular site sees Cook's account intersect with and contradict that of the local Aboriginal people, the Yuin. Neither is given more authority, nor are the Aborigines confined to ancient or timeless tradition. The fictocritical style tries to avoid the tendency to monologism of conventional scholarship and historical accounts. The author brings texts with him on his trip: Cook, the anthropologist Debbie Rose, and new characters met are woven into the script as they function to illustrate indigenous, romantic and spiritual positions. The eternal place of the mountain is set against the ephemera of empire(s) and the New World Order, setting up unresolved contradictions as other strange contingencies are included in the narrative.
dc.publisher The White Horse Press
dc.title Gulaga Story
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Studies in Travel Writing
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 11
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 83 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 91 en_US FASS.Cultural Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2005 Literary Studies
dc.personcode 850005
dc.percentage 100 en_US Literary Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Cultural Studies Group
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Cultural Studies Group (ID: 323)

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