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Welcome to Country: Performing Rights and the Pedagogy of Place

Dempster, Elizabeth (2007) Welcome to Country: Performing Rights and the Pedagogy of Place. About Performance, 7. pp. 87-97. ISSN 1342-6089

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The significance of the customary 'Welcome to Country' ceremony offered by an Indigenous elder before any major cultural and civic event in Australia at present is discussed. It is suggested that although the ceremony is only a symbolic acknowledgement of the traditional owners of the land, it serves to continue the memory of the interrelation between Indigenous and white Australians by using the pedagogy of place or land.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID12860, performing arts -- Australia, artists, Aboriginal Australians, land tenure, Indigenous and white Australian interrelations, pedagogy of place
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
SEO Classification > 9501 Arts and Leisure
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 07 May 2012 05:11
Last Modified: 07 May 2012 05:11
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