Imagined landscapes: edges of the (un)known

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This chapter explores some of these relationships between people and place as they relate to both (historically) real and imaginary landscapes. The case studies include Aboriginal Australian’s traditions of passing down connections to (and stories associated with) land and place, even when colonialism has ensured that there is no longer an opportunity to maintain an actual physical relationship. Contrasting this are Anglo-Australian concerns for the integrity of the World War I site of ANZAC Cove at Gallipoli, in Turkey, as recently documented in controversy over whether or not Australia should have a say in the development of the site for tourism (see below). Australians generally imagined that they had a connection to and relationship with a landscape that most will never visit and that this should allow an official level of intervention and engagement with development issues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Landscape Archaeology
EditorsBruno David, Julian Thomas
Place of PublicationWalnut Creek CA USA
PublisherLeft Coast Press, Inc
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781315427720
ISBN (Print)9781598742947
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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