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Dancing with myth, memory and mimesis.

Author(s): Anna Cole

Journal: Coolabah
ISSN 1988-5946

Volume: 3;
Start page: 252;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Indigenous | debutante | mimesis.

The focus of this paper is on the mythical ‘first’ national Aboriginaldebutante ball, held in Australia in 1968 in celebration of the successful referendum ayear earlier. On the fortieth anniversary of the event this paper explores the memoriesand meanings of that time to those women who debuted in front of the Prime Ministeron a balmy evening in July and the significance of that time today.
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