Aboriginal art and oral history in the colonial narrative

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Zachary Blue


Eurocentric conceptions of Indigenous history have long dominated the conversation around what constitutes ‘legitimate’ Aboriginality. This essay examines the hyper-scrutiny Aboriginal art and oral history forms are subject to, as well as the continual omission and manipulation of Aboriginal history as a reflection of the ongoing colonial process.

oral history; Indigenous art; the colonial gaze

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Blue, Z. (2019). Aboriginal art and oral history in the colonial narrative. NEW: Emerging Scholars in Australian Indigenous Studies, 4(1), 65-69. https://doi.org/10.5130/nesais.v4i1.1533
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Zachary Blue, University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, PO Box 123, Ultimo NSW 2017, Australia. zachary.r.blue@student.uts.edu.au