Dual forms of representation: K’Gari- Fraser Island

Quick Draft 1.

Outline for an Ozstudies course: Dual versus single-sided forms of representation.

1. Read Chapter 3 “Eliza Fraser: Myth and Legend” in “Cooloola Coast” by Elaine Brown (2000 Uni of Queensland Press) See front and back covers below.

2. Read:

Cannibals and Savages: The Power of Colonial Storytelling

Do you know where the name ‘Fraser Island’ comes from? Eliza Fraser’s story is one of the finest tabloid spins in history.

By Georgia Mokak 

http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/08/29/cannibals-and-savages-power-colonial-storytelling (accessed 30 August 2017)

3. Key activity – View the 10 minute interactive at http://www.sbs.com.au/kgari/

4. Optional extras: Check out related work of Sidney Nolan, Patrick White and film-makers – role of imagination and the cultural construction of forms of representation. (See also Edward Said 1993 “Culture & Imperialism”?)

Self learning exercise 1. – compare and contrast indigenous and non-indigenous perspectives on this story.

Self learning exercise 2. – dual naming and the official recognition of indigenous languages and place names.

(Next – the semantic domain of official statues in civic places. See Stan Grant re Cook http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-25/stan-grant-captain-cook-indigenous-culture-statues-history/8843172 ) 

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