From the Ruins of Colonialism

History as Social Memory

By Chris Healy 1997

The book focuses on investigating social and collective memory in the framework of Australian national identity. Healy Identifies problematic instances of white and black histories through James Cook, the British navigator. In examining the ways in which memories and histories were installed during and after the nineteenth century, Healy draws on a good deal of recent research, notably the work of Tom Griffiths.

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