Eating Tongues: Australian Colonial Literature and ‘‘the Great Silence’’

@inproceedings{Brantlinger2011EatingTA,
  title={Eating Tongues: Australian Colonial Literature and ‘‘the Great Silence’’},
  author={Patrick Brantlinger},
  year={2011}
}
In a series of radio broadcasts in 1968, anthropologist W. E. H. Stanner spoke about ‘the great Australian silence’ regarding the Aborigines and frontier conflict. He did not mean that the Aborigines were completely ignored in white Australian discourse. On the contrary, before 1900 there were ‘scores of sorrowful expressions of regard for “the real welfare of that helpless and unfortunate race”; tenfold the number of condemnations of them as debased, worthless and beyond grace; and, one… CONTINUE READING