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Anderson, Marie-Louise (2001) Norfolk Island : Pacific periphery. Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

This exegesis investigates geographical, historical, political and
psychological issues relating to island isolation. The principal focus of this
work is on the idea of periphery, which is imagined and experienced in
the space between the known and the unknown. The exegesis argues
that from the periphery it is possible to encounter both contradictory and
related psychological desires of belonging and displacement. During
Norfolk Island's history some of the residents have felt the pain of exile
while others, paradoxically, have sought and often found their own
paradise.
The history of settlement on Norfolk Island and the continuing struggle for
political independence are important issues discussed in relation to self,
identity and community.
By exploring physical and psychological issues relating to the nature of
isolation, the exegesis and installation simultaneously investigates the
concept of discovery, particularly in relation to the desire for freedom,
adventure and change.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master)
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"This exegesis investigates geographical, historical, political and psychological issues relating to island isolation. The principal focus ... is on the idea of periphery ..."--Abstract. Thesis ( MFA )--University of Tasmania, 2001. Includes bibliographical references

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