publication . Article . 2014

Memorializing colonial genocide in Britain: the case of Tasmania

Lawson, Tom;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Dec 2014
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Abstract
Britain is a post-genocidal state, although it (not surprisingly) has no official means for the memorialization of its colonial genocides. Britain cannot however be simply considered amnesiac about its genocidal past, which it has informally memorialized across various cultural genres. This article explores this observation through a case study of the ways in which the genocide of Indigenous Tasmanians has been remembered and indeed memorialized. Accounts of the genocide of Indigenous Tasmanians have been a consistent feature of British museum, literary and academic culture since the 1830s. As such British engagement with genocide in Tasmania offers an interesti...
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free text keywords: V300
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