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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Colonialism and Indigenous Dispossession in Against the Wind
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'This article undertakes a revisionist reading of the mini-series Against the Wind (1979) in order to explore the absence of a narrative of Indigenous dispossession. In doing so it seeks to explore the type of history about land, belonging, and nation that was produced in this late 1970s historical Australian television drama. The analysis focuses on a reading of a particular set of publicity materials and the DVD of the series and considers carefully the role of the single Indigenous character in the series. The place of this character, Ngilgi, is examined in relation to the series' characterization of national trauma.' (Author's abstract)

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  • Against the Wind Ian Jones , Bronwyn Binns , Cliff Green , Peter A. Kinloch , Tony Morphett , Paul Davies , Tom Hegarty , 1978 series - publisher film/TV
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