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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Dark Undercurrents
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Masson discusses the implications for Australian society of the dominant image of Marsden's text in The Rabbits. She highlights some possible 'readings' of the "heavily loaded sub-text" in the light of symbolic understandings of 'rabbits' in both Europe and Australia. Masson raises the complexity of extablishing identity in a "settler" society and the dangers inherent in deconstructing history by appropriating the viewpoint of indigenous culture.

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  • The Rabbits John Marsden , 1998 single work picture book
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