Cultivating Landscape Spirits to Create an Identity

Ramsay, Juliet (2008) Cultivating Landscape Spirits to Create an Identity. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Although the Australian landscape is rich with the ancient dreaming stories of Indigenous Australians it now also holds modern spirits that are fulfilling the role of uniting a new nation. Several landscapes imbued with spirits by Australians of European descent, are introduced and then discussed to understand the nature and origin of their spiritual meaning. These places tell different stories such as how a symbolic spirit of ‘freedom’ imposed on a mountain inspired a community of refugees. Spiritual values are fulfilling the incorporeal needs of people and becoming a major focus of national identity in Australia’s pluralist society. Ways of resolving conflicting cultural issues and sustaining spiritual values are considered along with how their integrity, authenticity and strength can be determined.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Ramsay, JulietUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: landscapes; values; spirit of place; identity; intangible heritage
Subjects: H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 11. Historic landscapes
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2010 10:24
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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