Cherbourg that's my home: celebrating landscape through song

Barney, Katelyn (2011) Cherbourg that's my home: celebrating landscape through song. Queensland Historical Atlas, .

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Author Barney, Katelyn
Title Cherbourg that's my home: celebrating landscape through song
Journal name Queensland Historical Atlas
ISSN 1838-708X
Publication date 2011-09-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Total pages 1 article
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Other
Formatted abstract
Music is a source of great pleasure and an expression of connection to land and history for Aboriginal people of Cherbourg. Band names and contemporary songs tell history of places on the settlement in the early 1900s and demonstrate the continuing strength and resilience of Aboriginal people in Cherbourg.

Founded as Barambah settlement 250 kilometres north-west of Brisbane in 1901, Cherbourg was originally a 'dumping ground' for almost 47 different groups who were forcibly removed from their homelands. The traumatic and devastating effects of relocation and separation and the institutional control practiced by the government on the settlement continue to be felt by Aboriginal people. Yet many Cherbourg residents developed a strong sense of identity and connection to this new place through their shared experiences. This collective identity and the creation of meaningful landscapes is expressed and celebrated by a number of Aboriginal songwriters from the community.
Keyword Aboriginal people
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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