What is the role of oral history and testimony in building our understanding of the past?

Patricia “Chent” Gwatkin-Higson

Abstract


This paper examines the importance of oral story-telling in Indigenous Australian culture pre-and-post colonisation, highlighting the role of oral traditions, history and testimony in understanding the past, particularly to Indigenous Australians.


Keywords
Oral history, story-telling, testimony, Aboriginal history


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/nesais.v4i1.1538

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