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

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. ISSN 1444-3058

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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.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited with permission of Editor. Please cite this essay as Lee, Christopher.‘Settling in the land of wine and honey: cultural tourism, local history and some Australian legends.’ Terra-Recognition: New Essays in Australian Studies. Journal of Australian Studies no 86 (2006): 47-59.
Depositing User: Professor Chris Lee
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:38
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural tourism, regional identity, local memory, local history, public memory, Australian literature, Henry Lawson, national identity, regional identity, race, memorialisation, reputation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/14443050509388031
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1281

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