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Title Telling stories : indigenous history and memory in Australia and New Zealand / edited by Bain Attwood and Fiona Magowan
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2001


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Description xvii, 269 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Series New Items
Contents Introduction / Bain Attwood and Fiona Magowan -- 1. Indigenous Australian life writing: tactics and transformations / Penny van Toorn -- 2. Stories for land: oral narratives in the Maori Land Court / Ann Parsonson -- 3. Crying to remember: reproducing personhood and community / Fiona Magowan -- 4. The saga of Captain Cook: remembrance and morality / Deborah Bird Rose -- 5. Encounters across time: the makings of an unanticipated trilogy / Judith Binney -- 6. In the absence of vita as genre: the making of the Roy Kelly story / Basil Sansom -- 7. Autobiography and testimonial discourse in Myles Lalor's 'oral history' / Jeremy Beckett -- 8. Taha Maori in the DNZB: a Pakeha view / W. H. Oliver -- 9. Maori land law and the Treaty claims process / Andrew Erueti and Alan Ward -- 10. 'Learning about the truth': the stolen generations narrative / Bain Attwood
Summary Indigenous histories not only challenge the content of conventional national and colonial histories inasmuch as they tell a different story, but they also challenge the nature of history itself. Recent decades have seen a tremendous upsurge of interest among the indigenous peoples of Australia and New Zealand in their history. Life stories, land claims, genealogy, song, dance and painting have all made new contributions to the recovery and representation of the past. Telling Stories looks at the place of life stories and of memory in history: who tells life stories, the purpose for which they are told; the role of story and history in the politics of land claims; and the way language impacts on research and writing. Ann Parsonson writes about 'stories for land' in the oral narratives of the Maori Land Court; Deborah Rose Bird retells the 'saga of Captain Cook'; Andrew Erueti and Alan Ward examine Maori land law in the context of the Treaty claims process; Jeremy Beckett looks at the autobiographical oral history of Myles Lalor; and Bain Attwood discusses the stolen generations narrative
Analysis Ethnic studies (Australia ,New Zealand)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 213-260
Notes Also available online via the World Wide WEb, by subscription to EBL Ebook Library
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.
Aboriginal Australians -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Indigenous peoples -- Australasia -- Historiography.
Aboriginal Australians in literature.
Aboriginal Australians -- History -- Sources.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- History -- Sources.
Oral tradition -- Australia.
Oral tradition -- New Zealand.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- History.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore.
SUBJECT Australia -- History -- Philosophy.
New Zealand -- History -- Philosophy.
New Zealand -- Historiography.
Australia -- Historiography.
Genre/Form History.
Author Attwood, Bain.
Magowan, Fiona.
LC no. 2002327702
ISBN 1865085545