Historylessness: Australia as a settler colonial collective

@article{Veracini2007HistorylessnessAA,
  title={Historylessness: Australia as a settler colonial collective},
  author={Lorenzo Veracini},
  journal={Postcolonial Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={271 - 285}
}
Most cabbies would confirm that ‘Australia has little history’. This is remarkable; how can one explain this often repeated trope? While having ‘little’ history should be understood in the sense that Australia has a short chronology (as dialogically opposed to ‘Old Europe’, for example), this refrain could also be understood as a way of expressing a perception that Australia is, relatively speaking, an especially ‘historyless’ society. This article understands a recurring reference to a lack of… Expand

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