Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Creative and Destructive Communities of Lake Condah/Tae Rak, Western Victoria
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'Louise Johnson ... explores non-European concepts of creativity and connectivity in her chapter. Her study focuses on the Gunditjmara people as a creative community, whose presence has been transformed and articulated in the land for centuries. Using the community's highly unusual eel harvesting system as a case study, she explores how landscape is variously created, destroyed and interpreted by both Indigenous and colonizing groups.' (Introduction, 8)


  • Epigraph: Lake Condah is the heart of Gunditjmara country [...] we have always been with the lake and it has always looked after us [...] if the lake is good then we are good [...] we have been different since the lake was drained by authorities but with water soon to return, we will achieve and important healing for the country and for ourselves. –Ken Saunders, Gunditjmara Elder, quoted by Bell and Johnson (n.d.)

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    y Creative Communities : Regional Inclusion & the Arts Janet McDonald (editor), Robert Mason (editor), Bristol : Intellect , 2015 9544713 2015 anthology criticism

    'This is the first major collection to reimagine and analyse the role of the creative arts in building resilient and inclusive regional communities. Bringing together Australia's leading theorists in the creative industries,as well as case studies from practitioners working in the creative and performing arts and new material from targeted research projects, the book reconceptualizes the very meaning of regionalism and the position–and potential–of creative spaces in non-metropolitan centres.' (Publication summary)

    Bristol : Intellect , 2015
    pg. 31-46
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  • Lake Condah Mission Station (1867 - 1919), Heywood, Portland area, Western District, Victoria,
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