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Show simple item record Muecke, Stephen en_US 2009-11-12T04:44:22Z 2009-11-12T04:44:22Z 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2006006921 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Muecke Stephen 2007, 'Gulaga Story', The White Horse Press, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 83-91. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1364-5145 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract A ficto-critical essay, this narrative of a journey also presents an argument about time, modernity and indigenous versus colonial perceptions of place. The place in question is Gulaga, Mt. Dromedary, on the South Coast of New South Wales to which the author and his family went on a trip. This is the site on the Australian mainland first sighted and named by Captain Cook's party in 1770. The article performs the idea of multiple travels and stories/histories; this particular site sees Cook's account intersect with and contradict that of the local Aboriginal people, the Yuin. Neither is given more authority, nor are the Aborigines confined to ancient or timeless tradition. The fictocritical style tries to avoid the tendency to monologism of conventional scholarship and historical accounts. The author brings texts with him on his trip: Cook, the anthropologist Debbie Rose, and new characters met are woven into the script as they function to illustrate indigenous, romantic and spiritual positions. The eternal place of the mountain is set against the ephemera of empire(s) and the New World Order, setting up unresolved contradictions as other strange contingencies are included in the narrative. en_US
dc.publisher The White Horse Press en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Gulaga Story en_US
dc.parent Studies in Travel Writing en_US
dc.journal.volume 11 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 83 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 91 en_US FASS.Cultural Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200500 en_US
dc.personcode 850005 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Literary Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.staffid 850005 en_US

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