Dust to Fire

Yesterday I started the process of letting go of Dust, I will still be waiting for comments, and will be thinking of other things I need to write about/with dust, but I have finally started thinking of other things as well. I have been thinking of dust, playing with it, avoiding it, and the writing […]

Decolonising settler archives through storytelling: Anna Haebich, ‘Fever in the Archive’, Thesis Eleven, 135, 1, 2016, pp. 82-98 — settler colonial studies blog

Abstract: Biography is a metaphor for this critical study of a major Australian archive that holds the records of government departments responsible for the administration of Aboriginal affairs in Western Australian from 1897 to 1972. This artefact of totalitarian state control is structured by western colonial ontologies of bureaucracy and legislative control of subject people. […] […]