‘Progress is Great … ’: Making Sense of the Colonial Past in Outback Australia

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Eve Vincent


This essay deals with the residue of the past in the present, in the small country town of Ceduna. Empirical historical detail about the history of this isolated place is interwoven with ethnographic material about people—Aboriginal and white—making sense of that past.

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Eve Vincent, Macquarie University

Eve lectures in the Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University.