How sustainable is collective memory? Broken Hill's search for a future beyond mining

Landorf, Chris (2011). How sustainable is collective memory? Broken Hill's search for a future beyond mining. In: Mike Robinson and Ingo Schneider, Conference Proceedings: on the Surface: the Heritage of Mines and Mining. On the Surface: The Heritage of Mines and Mining, Innsbruck, Austria, (). 14-16 April 2011.

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Author Landorf, Chris
Title of paper How sustainable is collective memory? Broken Hill's search for a future beyond mining
Conference name On the Surface: The Heritage of Mines and Mining
Conference location Innsbruck, Austria
Conference dates 14-16 April 2011
Proceedings title Conference Proceedings: on the Surface: the Heritage of Mines and Mining
Place of Publication Leeds, United Kingdom
Publisher Leeds Metropolitan University
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781907240256
190724025X
Editor Mike Robinson
Ingo Schneider
Total pages 15
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Since the 1980s, fly-in/fly-out commuting has largely replaced the construction of residential townships at remote mining operations in countries like Australia and Chile. This trend is symptomatic of the difficulties faced by existing mining communities in often remote and inhospitable areas. Drawing on the work of Halbwachs and Nora, this paper examines the link between mining activity and collective memory. The focus then shifts to the role of collective memory in economic and institutional restructuring, with reference to the recent nomination of the mining city of Broken Hill for inclusion in the Australian National Heritage List. The paper concludes by reflecting on the management model proposed at Broken Hill and the future viability of the community once the mines eventually close.
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