Anzac, New Mexico: placing Australia in the nuclear empire

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Abstract

It is a lament that many Australian readers will recognise: an indigenous narrator is telling the story of colonial dispossession, from the time of white settlement to the rampant mining activity of today, expressing his helplessness in the face of an implacable force that reinscribes the very landscape it has taken over, mapped and mined. We got sacred peaks in every direction, and stories that tell us where we are, the narrator remarks. You know, them stories that tell us how to live here. Sacred geography my granddaughter calls it ... But now the white people got their own maps and different stories.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52 - 65
Number of pages14
JournalMeanjin
Volume73
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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