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Issue Details: First known date: 1980... 1980 The Spectre of Truganini
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Notes

  • Boyer Lectures 1980. The five lectures were: 'The Ethical Roots of Culture'; 'The Mechanism of Forgetfulness'; 'The Concerned Conscience'; 'Black Voices'; 'A Cultural Conveyence?'.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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Finding Fault : Aborigines, Anthropologists, Popular Writers and Walkabout. Mitchell Rolls , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , vol. 28 no. 2/3 2010; (p. 179-200)
'The popular middlebrow magazine Walkabout was published between 1934 and 1974. Its principle aim was to promote travel to and within Australia and to educate Australians about their continent. It aspired to be an Australian geographic magazine, and to this end it focussed on inland and remote Australia, and natural history. For this reason, and because it was published throughout a period, particularly in the early decades, when only those Aborigines living afar from populated regions were recognised as Aborigines, many of Walkabout's articles were about Aborigines or, more commonly, made mention of them. There are very few critiques of Walkabout, but those that do exist are critical of its portrayal of Aborigines. Notwithstanding that there are many reasons to find fault, it is possible to read this material in a more salutary light, even against the apparent intention of at least one of the contributors, Ernestine Hill. This article considers the work of a number of popular writers and two of the anthropologists who contributed to Walkabout, and finds reason to be less critical and more cautious in our assessment of their narrative representation of Aborigines than is generally allowed. The period of analysis is from 1934 to 1950.' (Editor's abstract)
Untitled S. Ryan , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 March 1981; (p. 49)

— Review of The Spectre of Truganini Bernard Smith , 1980 single work criticism
Untitled C. Perkins , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: 24 Hours , vol. 6 no. 3 1981; (p. 78-79)

— Review of The Spectre of Truganini Bernard Smith , 1980 single work criticism
Untitled C. Perkins , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: 24 Hours , vol. 6 no. 3 1981; (p. 78-79)

— Review of The Spectre of Truganini Bernard Smith , 1980 single work criticism
Untitled S. Ryan , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 March 1981; (p. 49)

— Review of The Spectre of Truganini Bernard Smith , 1980 single work criticism
Finding Fault : Aborigines, Anthropologists, Popular Writers and Walkabout. Mitchell Rolls , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , vol. 28 no. 2/3 2010; (p. 179-200)
'The popular middlebrow magazine Walkabout was published between 1934 and 1974. Its principle aim was to promote travel to and within Australia and to educate Australians about their continent. It aspired to be an Australian geographic magazine, and to this end it focussed on inland and remote Australia, and natural history. For this reason, and because it was published throughout a period, particularly in the early decades, when only those Aborigines living afar from populated regions were recognised as Aborigines, many of Walkabout's articles were about Aborigines or, more commonly, made mention of them. There are very few critiques of Walkabout, but those that do exist are critical of its portrayal of Aborigines. Notwithstanding that there are many reasons to find fault, it is possible to read this material in a more salutary light, even against the apparent intention of at least one of the contributors, Ernestine Hill. This article considers the work of a number of popular writers and two of the anthropologists who contributed to Walkabout, and finds reason to be less critical and more cautious in our assessment of their narrative representation of Aborigines than is generally allowed. The period of analysis is from 1934 to 1950.' (Editor's abstract)
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