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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Torres Strait Islander Identity and Representation Through Literature
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'From AC Haddon’s account of Murray Islanders to Kaisiana’s journey to the Torres Strait and everything in between, I will present a range of representation of Torres Strait Islanders through a literature analysis. This will cover a wide variety of works from the period of the late 1800s to present day.'

'I will examine selected writings by both Torres Strait Islanders and non-Torres Strait Islanders. These representations have included the cannibal and savages who worshiped spirit gods to the journey by young children from mainland Australia who return to the homeland of their parents to connect with their family and culture.'

'How are Torres Strait Islanders viewed and represented by non-Torres Strait Islanders? How do Torres Strait Islanders see themselves and look at non-Torres Strait Islanders? These are just several questions to be considered in the context of the urban, rural and remote experience.' (Source: AIATSIS website)




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