Australia's Antarctic Turf

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Collis, Christy. 2004. "Australia's Antarctic Turf." M/C Journal. 7 (2), pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.5204/mcj.2330
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Australia's Antarctic Turf

ERA Journal ID35593
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorCollis, Christy
Journal TitleM/C Journal
Journal Citation7 (2), pp. 1-4
Number of Pages4
Year2004
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1441-2616
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5204/mcj.2330
Web Address (URL)https://journal.media-culture.org.au/mcjournal/article/view/2330
Abstract

Unlike the US, which constructs Antarctic spatiality as entirely non-sovereign; and unlike Chile, which bases its Antarctic sovereignty claim on Papal Bulls and acts of domestic colonisation, Australian Antarctic space is a spatiality of possession, founded on a bedrock of imperial exploration, representation, and law. Seventy-four years ago, the camera whirred as a man stuck a flagpole into the bleak summit rocks of a small Antarctic island: six million square kilometres of Antarctica became, and remain, Australian space.

KeywordsAustralian Antarctic Territory, Antarctica, Mawson
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440601. Cultural geography
480399. International and comparative law not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsQueensland University of Technology
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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