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Examines 'indigenous mourning protocols, as they are negotiated in life writing texts and in all manner of public discourse in Australia...' (p.190)


  • Epigraph: But dead people persist in the minds of the living. There have been very few human societies in which the dead are thought to vanish completely once they are dead. Sometimes there's a taboo against mentioning them openly, but this doesn't mean they are gone. (Margaret Attwood)

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  • Appears in:
    y Antipodes The Sacred in Australian Literature vol. 19 no. 2 December 2005 Z1251555 2005 periodical issue 2005 pg. 184-191
    Note: Includes bibliography.
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