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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 The Australian Legend and Its Discontents
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Collection of essays which explore the narrative construction of Australia and the storylines preferred by Australians when describing themselves and their nation; and examine how Australians figure in literature, film and TV, the visual arts, and daily conversation.

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  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press ,API Network , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Mythologies, Ann Curthoys , 2000 single work criticism
Focussing on foundational white narrative and mythology as created by and associated with settlers who came from Britain and Ireland, the article considers Australian historical narratives and their relevance to 'the persistence of racialised discourses', and discusses the legacy of colonialism in Australia as a settler society. Curthoys suggest that 'the emphasis in white Australian popular historical mythology on the settler as victim works against substantial acknowledgment and understanding of a colonial past and informs and inflames white racial discourse' (16). A wide range of literary examples are used to illustrate her argument.
(p. 11-41)
Civilisation, Richard Nile , 2000 single work criticism (p. 42-58)
Australian Legend and Australien Men, Linzie Murrie , 2000 single work criticism (p. 81-94)
Tell Them that Henry Lawson Is Dead, Richard Nile , 2000 single work criticism (p. 95-104)
The Song Lines of 'Waltzing Matilda', Therese Radic , 1996 single work criticism (p. 105-116)
War of Words, Richard Nile , 2000 single work criticism (p. 183-199)
Romancing the City -- Australia's Bohemian Tradition: Take One, Tony Moore , 1998 single work criticism (p. 269-285)
Images of Industrialism, Richard Nile , 2000 single work criticism (p. 286-296)
Lovable Larrikins and Awful Ockers, John Rickard , 1998 single work criticism (p. 297-308)

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Works about this Work

Australian Studies - The Germinal Texts : 1978-1982 Lyndall Ryan , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Thinking Australian Studies : Teaching Across Cultures 2004; (p. 42-59)
In this article, Ryan selects and analyses six germinal texts published between 1978 and 1982 that became, in her view, 'the backbone of the first Australian studies courses at Griffith University.' She argues that these texts 'shaped the path taken by Australian studies for the next twenty years' (43).
The Australian Legend : No Longer Singular Duncan Richardson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 21 no. 1 2002; (p. 76)

— Review of The Australian Legend and Its Discontents 2000 anthology criticism
The Australian Legend : No Longer Singular Duncan Richardson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 21 no. 1 2002; (p. 76)

— Review of The Australian Legend and Its Discontents 2000 anthology criticism
Australian Studies - The Germinal Texts : 1978-1982 Lyndall Ryan , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Thinking Australian Studies : Teaching Across Cultures 2004; (p. 42-59)
In this article, Ryan selects and analyses six germinal texts published between 1978 and 1982 that became, in her view, 'the backbone of the first Australian studies courses at Griffith University.' She argues that these texts 'shaped the path taken by Australian studies for the next twenty years' (43).
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