How is memory expressed and represented in the landscape? This symposium explores local and international perspectives on memory and significant sites and culminates in an examination of the National Museum of Australia site.
Layers of significance – Reconciliation Place and the Acton Peninsula, Canberra
Explores the varying layers of significance of Reconciliation Place and Acton Peninsula in Canberra, both traditional homes of the Ngambri Aboriginal people. The Peninsula was once the site of the Canberra hospital and is now home to the National Museum.
Memorials and sacred sites
The spiritual significance and memorialisation of place are explored by archaeologist Claire Smith, examining Aboriginal sacred sites, and by historian Peter Stanley’s research into the Mont St Quentin battlefield.
What is a memory?
Historians Mike Pickering, Paul Pickering and Peter Stanley join psychologist Judith Slee in a discussion about memory, how it is defined, measured and understood, and why it is sometimes contested.