A House in History, Heritage and Tourism: Shifting Times at Blundell's Cottage, Canberra

Linda Young

Abstract

The history of history's institutions can offer a gritty context in which to understand historical production. A wide spectrum of influences, from the personal to the intellectual to the political, can be seen at work in shaping the history made and communicated at Blundell's Cottage over the years. Even though it has always been a humble participant in the project of history, its products probably reach some of history's larger audiences. Hence it is worthwhile to review fifty years of historio-museography.

Keywords

Canberra historiography; Canberra heritage; Canberra and District Historical Society; House museums

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