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ERIC Number: EJ1276254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0085-0969
Space Given Meaning by Deep and Abiding Attachment to Gweagal Country and the Grid-Like Space of Lieutenant James Cook
Hutchinson, Nick
Geographical Education, v33 p29-34 2020
Knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures presents opportunities for geography students to learn about holistic belief systems that are spiritually and intellectually connected to the land, sea, sky and waterways. One means that geographers use to examine these connections is through the notion of relational space. In this article, the space occupied by Gweagal inhabitants of Kamay/Botany Bay, circa 1770, is presented in relational terms. By way of contrast, absolute space is emphasised in the context of James Cook's expedition two hundred and fifty years ago. Of course, both absolute and relational space are co-present in both contexts.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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