Far From Home: Adventures, Treks, Exiles, Migration

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Far From Home: Adventures, Treks, Exiles, Migration
The Zest Festival, September 2013.

Susan Broomhall, Rebecca Millar (Eds)
ISBN: 978-1-74052-278-6

Download Part One here.
Download Part Two here.
Download Part Three here.

In 2013, we in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800) are proud to contribute our expertise to the outstandingly successful community partnership that has become the Zest Festival. An important research priority for our Centre is to understand, and enable all Australians to appreciate better, both emotions in the past and Australia’s strong emotional investment in our European heritage. What better way to do it than through the Zest Festival’s series of commemorations of poignant events in Australia’s history of connecting with the rest of the world - from the 300th anniversary of the wreck of the Zuytdorp last year to the 400th anniversary of the landing of Dirk Hartog in 2016? This year’s Festival theme, ‘Far from Home’ encapsulates major emotive themes in the lives of many Australians. We have been an immigrant nation since the Dutch and South African survivors of the Zuytdorp shipwreck struggled ashore. We live with the memories, the nostalgia, and the emotional heritage of the many lands we came from. In celebrating these journeys, these meetings with Indigenous Australians, and this heritage, the Zest Festival allows us to rediscover and value the emotional worlds of all Australians.

Winthrop Professor Philippa Maddern
DIRECTOR, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (EUROPE 1100-1800)