Landscapes of the dead: history and memory in a distant field of murder

Wilkie, Benjamin 2016, Landscapes of the dead: history and memory in a distant field of murder, Meanjin quarterly, Accepted version. Edition: Summer 2016, pp. 1-6.

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Title Landscapes of the dead: history and memory in a distant field of murder
Author(s) Wilkie, Benjamin
Journal name Meanjin quarterly
Season Accepted version. Edition: Summer 2016
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher Melbourne University Publishing
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2016-11-15
ISSN 0815-953X
Summary Cemeteries are landscapes of the dead, places in which we hide our memories for the living to stumble across while they're stretching their legs in small country towns. Some time ago I stumbled across a remarkable memory at Camperdown, in Victoria's Western District. Or, rather, it loomed over me. Erected in the late 1880s, the seven-metre obelisk of grey granite marked the burial place of Wombeetch Puyuun, or Oombete Pooyan, known locally as Camperdown George, who has believed at the time to be the last surviving Djargurd wurrung person.
Language eng
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
1904 Performing Arts And Creative Writing
2005 Literary Studies
2099 Other Language, Communication And Culture
Socio Economic Objective 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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