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Forms of Memory in Post-colonial Australia

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Author(s): Lyn McCredden

Journal: Coolabah
ISSN 1988-5946

Volume: 3;
Start page: 60;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: memory | haunting | poetry.

ABSTRACT
there are many forms of memory in post-colonial Australia, and many kindsof haunting. This paper investigates the poetry of contemporary Indigenous poets SamWagan Watson and Tony Birch, and reads the script of the Federal Government’sFebruary 2008 Apology to the Stolen Generations, asking how and why the nationshould be haunted – historically and imaginatively - into the future.
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