Monumental Queensland: Signposts on a Cultural Landscape

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2004 - Art - 268 pages
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Authors Lisanne Gibson and Joanna Besley have selected over 200 of Queensland’s diverse public cultural objects and placed them, for the first time, along the same continuum. Some old, some new. Some familiar, some forgotten. Some lost forever. These signposts on a cultural landscape provide a unique guide to Queensland’s stories and histories.Monumental Queensland encourages us—whoever and wherever we are—to look more closely at the things around us and how they articulate our identity. It also asks us to consider why these objects continue to matter, and shows what can happen if they’re not acknowledged.
  

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This book is a well put together source of information about monumental public art in Queensland. It is extremely useful for anyone interested in art and cultural heritage of Queensland. The book includes a detailed map that shows the location of individual artwork. The chapter on monuments representing Indigenous Australians is particularly well written. Overall, this book is a welcome addition to any reference library on art in Australia. 

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Contents

Governance
17
Frontier
43
Pioneer Life
69
War
93
Work
121
Commerce
147
Leisure
167
Government Spaces
187
Place
213
Postscript Monumental Queensland
235
Notes
245
Bibliography
255
Photo credits
262
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