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Beauty contest for British bulldogs?: Negotiating (trans)national identities in suburban Melbourne
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 15:55 authored by Wills, S, Katherine Darian-SmithKatherine Darian-Smith
It's the third annual Britfest in Frankston-a city by name but known in Melbourne as the outermost suburb at the south-eastern end of the metropolitan train line. The location is the Frankston Football Oval, just outside the town centre. It's late February and the temperature is approaching its projected maximum of 38 degrees Celsius. There's not much shade on the expanse of the parched and browning oval, and many have sought relief under the veranda of the raised wooden grandstand. Here feStival-goers can catch the breeze blowing across Pon Phillip Bay and look out over Olivers Hill towards the beach, reminding themselves that, despite the best efforts of town planners to obliterate its existence, people initially moved to Frankston to be 'beside the seaside'.
Publication titleCultural Studies Review
Department/SchoolCollege Office - College of Arts, Law and Education
PublisherMelbourne University Publishing Ltd.
Place of publicationAustralia
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