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    y separately published work icon Belonging : Australians, Place and Aboriginal Ownership Peter Read , Oakleigh : Cambridge University Press , 2000 Z669046 2000 multi chapter work prose '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) Oakleigh : Cambridge University Press , 2000 pg. 198-224
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