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Norfolk Island : Pacific periphery

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posted on 2023-05-27, 08:18 authored by Anderson, Marie-Louise
This exegesis investigates geographical, historical, political and psychological issues relating to island isolation. The principal focus of this work is on the idea of periphery, which is imagined and experienced in the space between the known and the unknown. The exegesis argues that from the periphery it is possible to encounter both contradictory and related psychological desires of belonging and displacement. During Norfolk Island's history some of the residents have felt the pain of exile while others, paradoxically, have sought and often found their own paradise. The history of settlement on Norfolk Island and the continuing struggle for political independence are important issues discussed in relation to self, identity and community. By exploring physical and psychological issues relating to the nature of isolation, the exegesis and installation simultaneously investigates the concept of discovery, particularly in relation to the desire for freedom, adventure and change.


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Copyright 2001 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). \This exegesis investigates geographical historical political and psychological issues relating to island isolation. The principal focus ... is on the idea of periphery ...\"--Abstract. Thesis ( MFA )--University of Tasmania 2001. Includes bibliographical references"

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