Crossing Boundaries : Tracing Indigenous Mobility and Territory in the Exploration of South‑Eastern Australia

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Konishi, Shino. (2018). Crossing Boundaries : Tracing Indigenous Mobility and Territory in the Exploration of South‑Eastern Australia. In Indigenous Mobilities: Across and Beyond the Antipodes pp. 35-56 ANU Press. https://doi.org/10.22459/im.06.2018.02
AuthorsKonishi, Shino
Abstract

In ‘Expulsion, Exodus and Exile in White Australian Historical Mythology’, Ann Curthoys examined how Indigenous mobility was problematised in settler colonial discourses. She drew on Gamatj leader and former Australian of the Year Galarrwuy Yunupingu’s observation that Aboriginal people were derisively represented as aimless wanderers and nomads, perpetually on ‘walkabout’, while the colonists claimed for themselves the mantle of settlers and natives, ostensibly defending their homelands from marauding Aboriginal people.1 Curthoys highlighted the tension between movement and place, and the ways in which certain kinds of mobility or, to be more specific, the mobility of certain kinds of people—namely, nomadic Indigenous people—have been historically coded as ‘dysfunctional’ and ‘rootless’.

KeywordsAboriginal History; Arts; Humanities; Cultural Studies; History; Social Sciences; Indigenous Studies
Page range35-56
Year01 Jan 2018
Book titleIndigenous Mobilities: Across and Beyond the Antipodes
PublisherANU Press
Place of publicationAustralia
ISBN978-1-76046-215-4
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.22459/im.06.2018.02
Web address (URL)https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/series/aboriginal-history/indigenous-mobilities
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