"That history should not have ever been how it was"

The Colony, Outback House, and Australian History

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In this article, I will explore the sorts of histories The Colony and Outback House perpetuated, and the cultural and political climate that shaped them. Did these programs evade the complex moral issues around Australia’s history of dispossession and colonial violence, or did they represent an attempt to negotiate the contemporary meaning of these issues in an ethical way? I will also look at the sorts of historical interpretations audiences place on these programs, to consider the ways that audiences read and interpret these depictions of the past on television.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-66
Number of pages13
JournalFilm & history : an interdisciplinary journal of film and television studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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