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Risdon Vale: Place, Memory and Suburban Experience


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Booth, KI 2008 , 'Risdon Vale: Place, Memory and Suburban Experience' , Ethics, Policy and Environment, vol. 11, no. 3 , pp. 299-311 , doi: 10.1080/13668790802559700.

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The author reflects upon the notions of personal memory, collective memory, myth,
and evolved memory within her lived experience of Risdon Vale. These interrelated forms of
memory influence understanding of place and sense of place. Personal memories corroborate and
collaborate with intersubjective memories to inform collective memory. Both personal and
collective memories are held within a fusion of cultural myths. Evolved memory binds us deeply
within the history of the earth and the evolution of life. Risdon Vale provides fertile ground for
considerations of place and memory. This former public housing suburb is adjacent to Risdon
Cove, the site of first occupation by the British in 1803 and the site of the first massacre of
Aboriginal Tasmanians in 1804.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Booth, KI
Journal or Publication Title: Ethics, Policy and Environment
ISSN: 1366-879X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/13668790802559700
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