Telling Stories: Indigenous History and Memory in Australia and New Zealand


Exploring the various forms of indigenous storytelling in Australia and New Zealand, this study is a great contribution to the recovery and accurate representation of the past. Often telling the same story from different perspectives, it examines the places of life stories and of memory in history, who tells life stories, and the purpose for which they are told. The role of story and history in the politics of land claims and the impact of language on research and writing are also discussed in this comprehensive critical and analytic approach to the nature of stories.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Bain Attwood
  • Fiona Magowan
  • Penny Van Toorn
  • Ann Parsonson
  • Deborah Bird Rose
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Crows Nest, N.S.W.
Publication year:
  • 2001


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