Seeing Truganini single work   essay  
Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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David Hansen discusses 'the recent abortive sale of Benjamin Law's busts of Truganini and Woureddy and ... the controversy surrounding the promulgation of historical artefacts depicting Tasmanian Aborigines. Dr Hansen deplores the stigma surrounding such works, and is critical of academic and curatorial timidity and silence.'

Source: Australian Book Review, 'Advances', May 2010

Notes

  • Epigraphs:
    Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. - Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922)
    For what it is worth, my own view is that in contemporary Australia the dialectical quest for truth about the indigenous culture, by open argument and counter argument, is no less important than about the culture of the invaders and oppressors. Both investigations, I believe, are best carried on by scholars whose primary loyalty is not to one heritage or the other but to the principle that nothing is sacrosanct except the spirit of free inquiry itself. The custodians of that particular flame are without race, as are their enemies. - L. R. Hiatt, Arguments about Aborigines: Australia and the Evolution of Social Anthropology.

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  • Appears in:
    y Australian Book Review ABR no. 321 May 2010 Z1690667 2010 periodical issue 2010 pg. 45-53
    Note: illus.

Works about this Work

Fearing Truganini Greg Lehman , 2011 single work criticism (taught in 1 units)
— Appears in: Artlink , June vol. 31 no. 2 2011; (p. 48-50)
Advances 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 1)
A column canvassing current literary news including a report on the winners of the 2010 Calibre Prize and the 2010 ABR Poetry Prize.
Tragedy and Loss Leigh Swinbourne , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 322 2010; (p. 4)
David Hasen Replies: David Hansen , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 322 2010; (p. 4)
Busted Gareth Knapman , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 323 2010; (p. 6)
Advances 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 1)
A column canvassing current literary news including a report on the winners of the 2010 Calibre Prize and the 2010 ABR Poetry Prize.
Tragedy and Loss Leigh Swinbourne , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 322 2010; (p. 4)
David Hasen Replies: David Hansen , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 322 2010; (p. 4)
Busted Gareth Knapman , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 323 2010; (p. 6)
Fearing Truganini Greg Lehman , 2011 single work criticism (taught in 1 units)
— Appears in: Artlink , June vol. 31 no. 2 2011; (p. 48-50)
Last amended 29 Sep 2010 14:08:59
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  • Tasmania,
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