Tales still to be told: Indigenous Australian theatre practice and the archive

Maryrose Casey

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Australia, like other societies based on colonisation throughout the world, has a problematic history in terms of how it represents and narrates stories about its indigenous people. These practices continue to complicate the ways in which the contemporary and past indigenous presence is negotiated and framed. An important part of the ongoing negotiation within Australia has been through what is kept in formal archives and the relationship between those archives and other sources of information, such as oral histories.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScrapbooks, Snapshots and Memorabilia
Subtitle of host publicationHidden Archives of Performance
EditorsGlen McGillivray
Place of PublicationBern Switzerland
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783035102512
ISBN (Print)9783034303903, 3034303904
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Performing arts archives
  • archives - philosophy
  • archives - management
  • performing arts - archival resources
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous Australians or Aborginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Indigenous Australian culture
  • Indigenous Australians


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