Placescape, placemaking, placemarking, placedness … geography and cultural production

No. 11


ISSN 1988-5946

GUEST EDITOR: Bill Boyd (Southern Cross University, Australia)

and Ray Norman (zingHOUSEunlimited, Australia)


  Bill Boyd and Ray Norman 

“Introduction to Coolabah special issue on placescape, placemaking, placemarking, placedness … geography and cultural production”

  Anna Blagrove 

Red Dog: Film of the Year”                               

  Jytte Holmqvist Contrasting cultural landscapes and spaces in Peter Weir’s film Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), based on Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel with the same title” 25-35
  Anna Dorrington “My immigrant plight or the question of 49/51” 36-44
  Stephen Copland 

“Border Protection”

  Seth Keen   Purrumbete Verandah, 2008” 54-59
  Rob Garbutt and Moya Costello  “Wood for the Trees” 60-76
  Darren Jorgensen 

“Art History in Remote Aboriginal Art Centres”                                                   

  Marsha Berry “Being There: Poetic Landscapes” 85-96
  Bill Boyd “(Hardly) anyone listening? Writing silent geography” 97-113
  Terri Merlyn  

Poems: “Narrabeen Dreaming” and “Christmas Tree”

  Janie Conway Herron  “In Your Dreams: Travelling the road to Mandalay” 118-130
  Robert Horne “Native Culturation of the Environment and The Glass Harpoon by Robert Horne” 131-147
  Tom Drahos

“The Imagined Desert”                                  

  Tom Drahos “Patterns in the Dust” 162-176
  Tessa Chudy “Heaven and Hell at the Paradise Motel” 177-186
  Bill Boyd, Denise Rall, Peter Ashley, Wendy Laird and David Lloyd

“Finding a home: Harnessing biographical narrative in teaching and learning in cultural geography”                

  Britta Kuhlenbeck “Old Space and New Place: The Pilbara” 205-226
  Emily Bullock “Snapshots from a West Coast Death Trip” 227-239
  Ray Norman

“Interrogating Placedness: Tasmanian Disconnections”

  Mary Gardiner   “A short historical investigation into cross cultural Australian ideas about the marine animal group Teredinidae and some socioecological consequences and options” 266-279
  Ray Norman  “Necklace making and placedness in Tasmania” 280-295
  Terrence Wright

“A Koori’s Perspective of Place: Connections to the NSW Upper South Coast”

  Sally Brown, Ray Norman and Bill Boyd  Reflections: Remade, Reworked, Reimagined: Sally Brown talks about place” 305-314
  Margaret Trail     “‘And she flies! Beautiful’: the dislocating geography of football sound” 315-322



This Special Issue of Coolabah is supported by two websites containing further material to complement the papers:

COOLABAHplacedness celebrating Australian placedness



  All the articles in this issue have been externally double blind reviewed.

The following people are thanked for their contribution in reviewing the manuscripts.


Marsha Berry, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

Anna Blagrove, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Emily Bullock, University of Tasmania, Australia

Tessa Chudy, Southern Cross University, Australia

Janie Conway Heron, Southern Cross University, Australia

Stephen Copland, Independent Artist

Moya Costello, Southern Cross University, Australia

Anna Dorrington, independent artist

Tom Drahos, Flinders University, Australia

Rob Garbutt, Southern Cross University, Australia

Jane Gardiner, Cultural Heritage Adviser

Mary Gardner, Southern Cross University, Australia

Jytte Holmqvest, Melbourne University, Australia

Rob Horne, University of Adelaide, Australia

Darren Jorgensen, University of Western Australia, Australia

Britta Kuhlenbeck, South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, Australia

David Lloyd, Southern Cross University, Australia

Teri Merlyn, Independent Writer

Maarten Renes, University of Barcelona, Spain

John Smith, Southern Cross University, Australia

Margaret Trail, Victoria University, Australia

    UPDATED: 20/02/2013