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‘Rolling Thunder’: Changing communication and the Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjara public sphere

Volume 11, Issue 1

April, 2005

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Tafler, David (2005). ‘Rolling Thunder’: Changing communication and the Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjara public sphere. Pacific Journalism Review, 11(1): 155-173
Author(s): David Tafler
Publication date: 
April, 2005

Tom O'Regan and Philip Batty in Australian Television Culture, identify a problematic confrontation between westernised concepts of 'publicness' and the notions of that 'publicness' found within Aboriginal cultural practices. O'Regan and Batty acknowledge the role that tradition plays in mediating the integration of indigenous communities within contemporary Australia. They suggest an array of issues that very among communities. Some variables include proximity to European settlement, the traditional food sources, and the distance from the ocean.