Reimagining Australian Nationhood: From Young Colony to Ancient Continent

Zachary Hiam-Dibben

Abstract


Throughout its short history, colonial Australia has suffered from a severe anxiety surrounding its national identity. This essay argues that in limiting its selfhood to the virtues of its British settlers rather than foregrounding the customs of its Indigenous peoples, Australia is simply prolonging its crisis of identity.


Keywords
Australian national identity; settler colonialism; history wars; constitutional recognition


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/nesais.v4i1.1534

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