Resistance in New England Fringe EventPanel
Aboriginal resistance and resilience through the first forty years of the colonial apocalypse
Join Callum Clayton-Dixon, Narmi Collins-Widders as they discuss the history of Aboriginal resistance and resilience through the first forty years of the colonial apocalypse across the southern half of the New England Tablelands.
“Clouded by the great conspiracy of silence, the dominant myth of peaceful settlement, and the proliferation of Eurocentric narratives touting the achievements of explorers and pastoral pioneers, our people’s remarkable history of resistance and survival during the first few decades of the occupation has faded into obscurity,” Mr Clayton-Dixon said.
“It is this history which Surviving New England sets out to reclaim, co-opting the colonial archive and subverting the colonial narrative, deconstructing their story in order to uncover our own.”