Welcome to Country: Performing Rights and the Pedagogy of Place

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


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
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3241
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
Historical > SEO Classification > 9501 Arts and Leisure
Keywords ResPubID12860, performing arts -- Australia, artists, Aboriginal Australians, land tenure, Indigenous and white Australian interrelations, pedagogy of place
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