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'The Bible in Australia does a wonderful job of revealing the ubiquity of the Christian Bible in Australian history. Meredith Lake moves dextrously between temporal and geographical interactions with the biblical text. She understands the text read and worshipped by ‘bible-bashers’, but she also notices and taxonomises the scriptural references that infuse ostensibly secular cultural products, such as a Nick Cave song or a Tim Winton novel. That Lake’s book begins with the image of Koby Abberton emerging from the surf at Maroubra with the words ‘My brother’s keeper’ tattooed across his chest, tells us much about the range and the remit of this book. This is not a history of exegesis or of religious institutions. It is the history of the uses to which the Christian Bible has been put in the making of Australia. And she argues that ‘The Bible still gets under Australian skin’ (3).' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Historical Studies vol. 50 no. 3 2019 17146167 2019 periodical issue

    'We present our third issue of Australian Historical Studies for 2019. Here we bring together a cluster of articles exploring Aboriginal history, together with exciting new work on the Rum Rebellion and, following an emerging tradition in the journal, an important contemporary exploration of the history profession. The first article, by Shino Konishi, reflects on the ramifications of Patrick Wolfe's exposition of settler colonialism on Indigenous studies. Konishi explains how recent scholarship has moved past the logic of elimination to find more nuanced, subtle and productive ways to explore Indigenous resistance. She reflects on how this shift has altered her practice as an Indigenous woman and a historian of Aboriginal–settler encounter.' (Editorial introduction)

    2019
    pg. 398-399
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