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'This book explores the feelings of non-Aboriginal Australians as they articulate their sense of belonging to the land. Always acting as a counterpoint is the prior occupation and ownership by Aboriginal people and their spiritual attachment. Peter Read, through the voices of so many different Australians, asks the pivotal questions: What is the meaning of places important to non-Aboriginal Australians from which the Indigenous people have already been dispossessed? How are contemporary Australians thinking through the problem of knowing that their places of attachment are also the places which Aboriginals loved - and lost? And are the sites of all our deep affections to be contested, articulated, shared, forgone or possessed absolutely? The book cleverly interweaves Read's analysis (and personal quest for belonging) with the voices of poets, musicians, artists, historians, young people, non-European Australians, farmers and seventh-generation Australians.' (Book jacket)

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Oakleigh, Murrumbeena - Oakleigh - Springvale area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,:Cambridge University Press , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Voices in the River : The Poetry of Belonging, Peter Read , single work criticism (p. 30-56)
Women's Business, Peter Read , single work criticism (p. 138-171)
In Search of Proper Country, Peter Read , single work criticism (p. 198-224)

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Works about this Work

Memoirs of (Postcolonial) Belonging : Peter Read’s Belonging and Mark McKenna’s Looking for Blackfella’s Point Martina Horáková , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift für Australienstudien , December no. 29 2015; (p. 7-26)
The Problem of Belonging : Contested Country in Australian Local History Frank Bongiorno , Erik Eklund , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Scholar , vol. 3 no. 1 2014;

Frank Bongiorno and Erik Eklund explore local histories and responses to Australia's 'belonging crisis'.

Landscape and Australian Fiction Susan K. Martin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory 2010; (p. 41-49)
'Susan Martin's essay... considers the central role played in Australian literature and its criticism by ideas about the land and environment, from colonial images of conquering or domesticating the land, to the heroic or anti-heroic ideas of nation-forming bush, to the increasing sense of an Aboriginal land, to new postcolonial forms of spatial history and contemporary eco-criticism.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
y separately published work icon Witnessing Australian Stories : History, Testimony and Memory in Contemporary Culture Kelly Jean Butler , Melbourne : 2010 6037495 2010 single work thesis

'This book is about how Australians have responded to stories about suffering and injustice in Australia, presented in a range of public media, including literature, history, films, and television. Those who have responded are both ordinary and prominent Australians–politicians, writers, and scholars. All have sought to come to terms with Australia's history by responding empathetically to stories of its marginalized citizens.

'Drawing upon international scholarship on collective memory, public history, testimony, and witnessing, this book represents a cultural history of contemporary Australia. It examines the forms of witnessing that dominated Australian public culture at the turn of the millennium. Since the late 1980s, witnessing has developed in Australia in response to the increasingly audible voices of indigenous peoples, migrants, and more recently, asylum seekers. As these voices became public, they posed a challenge not only to scholars and politicians, but also, most importantly, to ordinary citizens.

'When former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered his historic apology to Australia's indigenous peoples in February 2008, he performed an act of collective witnessing that affirmed the testimony and experiences of Aboriginal Australians. The phenomenon of witnessing became crucial, not only to the recognition and reparation of past injustices, but to efforts to create a more cosmopolitan Australia in the present. This is a vital addition to Transactions critically acclaimed Memory and Narrative series.' (Publisher's blurb)

Un-Settling White Australia : The Significance of Going Home Anna Haebich , 2008 single work essay
— Appears in: Landscapes of Exile: Once Perilous, Now Safe 2008; (p. 193-209)
Untitled Katherine Gallagher , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Winter vol. 16 no. 2 2001; (p. 180-181)

— Review of Australian Literary Studies vol. 16 no. 4 1994 periodical issue anthology ; Belonging : Australians, Place and Aboriginal Ownership Peter Read , 2000 multi chapter work prose
Race and Gender in Australia and New Zealand Ceridwen Spark , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Politics and Culture , no. 2 2001;

— Review of Talkin' Up to the White Woman : Aboriginal Women and Feminism Aileen Moreton-Robinson , 2000 single work criticism ; Race, Colour and Identity in Australia and New Zealand 2000 anthology criticism biography ; Belonging : Australians, Place and Aboriginal Ownership Peter Read , 2000 multi chapter work prose
The Soils of War Mark Tredinnick , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 September vol. 118 no. 6243 2000; (p. 100)

— Review of Belonging : Australians, Place and Aboriginal Ownership Peter Read , 2000 multi chapter work prose
Blokes in Suits : Cultural Studies 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 October 2000; (p. 31)

— Review of Belonging : Australians, Place and Aboriginal Ownership Peter Read , 2000 multi chapter work prose
A Sense of Place Alan Atkinson , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 October 2000; (p. 3)

— Review of Belonging : Australians, Place and Aboriginal Ownership Peter Read , 2000 multi chapter work prose
Strategic Remembering : Fabricating Local Subjects Gillian Whitlock , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: Selves Crossing Cultures : Autobiography and Globalisation 2002; (p. 162-177)
A Haunted Land No Longer? Changing Relationships to a Spiritualised Australia Peter Read , 2004 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 265 2004; (p. 29-34)
Becoming Migloo Gillian Whitlock , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Ideas Market : An Alternative Take on Australia's Intellectual Life 2004; (p. 236-258)
Dis/Connections : Expressions of Belonging in Non-Indigenous Australian Non-Fiction Willa McDonald , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Landscapes of Exile: Once Perilous, Now Safe 2008; (p. 69-83)
Whose Landscape? Who's Exiled? Peter Read (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Landscapes of Exile: Once Perilous, Now Safe 2008; (p. 85-96)
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