THE RECONCILING OF PORT FAIRY SPIRITS

The politics of Aboriginal reconciliation in an Australian Folk Festival recording

Authors

  • Jill Stubbington

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v4i1.28731

Keywords:

Australian fold music, Celebration: The Spirit of Port Fairy, ABC Music Deli: live recordings 1987-1995 (1996).

Abstract

Jill Stubbington 's article addresses the topic of Australian folk music, or rather 'folk club' music as she specifically identifies it; and the manner in which a recent CD compilation of South Australia's Port Fairy folk festival can been seen to promote the reconciliation of Aboriginal and Euro-Australian populations. Her study is particularly timely, in an Australian context, given the polarisation of political debate on Aboriginal issues, and, most particularly, the rise of Pauline Hanson's overtly-racist One Nation party.

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Published

2015-10-05

How to Cite

Stubbington, J. (2015). THE RECONCILING OF PORT FAIRY SPIRITS: The politics of Aboriginal reconciliation in an Australian Folk Festival recording. Perfect Beat, 4(1), 84–105. https://doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v4i1.28731

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