Settling in the land of wine and honey: cultural tourism, local history and some Australian legends

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Lee, Christopher. 2005. "Settling in the land of wine and honey: cultural tourism, local history and some Australian legends." Journal of Australian Studies. 29 (86), pp. 47-59. https://doi.org/10.1080/14443050509388031
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Settling in the land of wine and honey: cultural tourism, local history and some Australian legends

ERA Journal ID34876
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorLee, Christopher
Journal TitleJournal of Australian Studies
Journal Citation29 (86), pp. 47-59
Number of Pages13
Year2005
PublisherRoutledge
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN0314-769X
1444-3058
1835-6419
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14443050509388031
Web Address (URL)http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14443058.asp
Abstract

This essay looks at tensions between metropolitan and local versions of history in imagining national and regional identities for tourists and locals. It pursues the theme through a case study of the uses of the reputation of Australian writer Henry Lawson (1867-1922) by regional communities in New South Wales, Australia. Lawson grew up in the Mudgee/Gulgong region and many of his stories and poems relate to the area. This body of work and his substantial national reputation provide the local population with a potent resource for local memory and cultural tourism.

Keywordscultural tourism, regional identity, local memory, local history, public memory, Australian literature, Henry Lawson, national identity, regional identity, race, memorialisation, reputation
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020450107. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
470212. Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies
430302. Australian history
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