Australia's Antarctic Turf

Collis, Christy ORCID: (2004) Australia's Antarctic Turf. M/C Journal, 7 (2). pp. 1-4.

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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.

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Date Deposited: 26 May 2022 04:43
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian Antarctic Territory, Antarctica, Mawson
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4406 Human geography > 440601 Cultural geography
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4803 International and comparative law > 480399 International and comparative law not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2303 International relations > 230399 International relations not elsewhere classified
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