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The Australian Dream:

The Australian Dream 54092 Culture: Plugged & Unplugged Anne Cranny-Francis Assessment One By: Olivia Stuckey, Kate Morrison, Tomas Cole-Nunez & Natalia Facell i

Defining the Dream:

Defining the Dream The Australian Dream is founded on the notion that home ownership, economic success and security was attainable for all its citizens (Haebich, 2008, p.11 ). The historical context of the notion of The Australian Dream has resulted in the praising of Australian assumed values and principles on “how society should live” based on the views of a 1950s and 1960s idealistic and conservative society (Robinson & Ustinoff, 2012, p.11).

Deconstructing the Dream:

Deconstructing the Dream This presentation explores The Australian Dream as a fantasied myth which is deeply rooted on racism. The concept will be deconstructed to reveal the critical foundations of The Australian Dream is based on the marginalisation of Indigenous Australians and other ethnic groups.

Comparing Non-Indigenous and Indigenous Land Values :

Comparing Non-Indigenous and Indigenous Land Values The opposing values towards land rights, between non-indigenous and indigenous Australians are constituted within their cultures which was wiped out with the British colonisation of Australia. Consequently, this cleared much of Australia’s natural landscape in order to reconstruct an industrialised country.

Case Study: Aboriginal ‘Australians’:

Case Study: Aboriginal ‘Australians’ Non-indigenous Australian’s understand their land “in terms of real estate divided into cities, suburbia, rural farming and pastoral areas” (Ross, 2006, p.2). This belief is then governed by institutions that reinforce these concepts to Australian society. In contrast, indigenous Australians have very different understanding of the land; were it is deemed as something spiritual and sacred.


According to Dodson, in contrast to non-indigenous Australians, who view land as a commodity which can be owned, indigenous land rights are extremely spiritual, cultural and also very practical. A spiritual connection to the land allowed the indigenous peoples to preserve the land in such untouched way for thousands of years (Dodson , 1994, p. 43).

The True Meaning of The Australian Dream :

The True Meaning of The Australian Dream When focussing on the Australian Dream , an individual cannot conceptualize or believe in this dream if one has no identity within that culture. In breaking down the meaning of an ‘Australia Identity’ and how as a categorizing power structure creates and continues the dominance of white colonial ideologies ( Sherwood, 2010 p.62) .

The Stolen Indigenous Identity:

The Stolen Indigenous Identity Colonial policy has historically all it can do to wipe out an ‘Indigenous Identity’. If meaning and identity in culture is found through knowledge and history, Indigenous people in Australia have, still to this day, been fighting to reclaim many important pieces of history and place, therefore fighting to reclaim their identity.


Examples Another example is to look at the treatment of Indigenous figures in the Australian public sphere, ‘ othered ’ through media representation and public debate. Football player Adam Goodes , was booed during a football game, and more recently, television presenter Waleed Aly has been attacked recently after being nominated for the Australian television Gold Logie (Hannaford, 2016).

Concluding The Australian Dream :

Concluding The Australian Dream In conclusion, when exploring the idea ‘what is culture?’ and applying it to the Australian identity encompassed within the great Australian dream the disparity between the so believed superior and the other is highlighted. The deconstruction of the Australian Dream reveals the removal of ethnic groups by ‘white racist and white culturalist ’, whom view themselves as nationalist, in order to sustain the white fantasy at the core of The Australian way of life .

Bibliography :

Bibliography Australian Government, 2016, About Australia, The Lucky Country, AEC, Canberra, viewed 8 th April 2016, < > Dodson , M, 1997, ‘Land Rights and Social Justice’, in G. Yunupingu , Our Land is Our Life: Land Rights—Past, Present and Future, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, pp. 39– 51 Grieves , V, 2009, Aboriginal Spirituality: Aboriginal Philosophy, The Basis of Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Discussion Paper Series: No. 9, pp. 1- 6 Haebich , A. 2008, Spinning the Dream: Assimilation in Australia 1950-1970, 1 st edn , Fremantle Press, Fremantle, Australia .   Haigh , B. 2016. ‘The Australian dream is built on a great shame, for which we will inevitably pay’, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 February, viewed 10 April 2016, < > Hannaford , V. 2016. Six reasons why Waleed Aly should not win Gold. The Daily Telegraph . Hodge , B & Mishra, V. 1991, Dark Side of the Dream: Australian Literature and the Post Colonial Mind, Allen and Unwin , Sydney, Australia Koleth , E. 2010. Multicultralism : a review of Australian policy statement and recent debates in Australia and overseas. In Sections, S.P ( ed ). Australian Commonwealth Government.  


Bibliography Mehrpour , L, 2012, The Great Australian Dream: Density and Aspirations in Sydney, NAWIC 2012 International Women’s Day Scholarship White Paper, pp. 1-74   Moreton- Robinson, A, 2004, ‘Whiteness, Epistemology and Indigenous Representation’, Whitening Race: Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, Act, pp. 75-88   Robinson, S & Ustinoff , J. 2012, 1960s in Australia: people, power and politics, 1 st edn , Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge. UK.   Ross, I, 2006, Aboriginal Land Rights: A Continuing Social Justic Issue, Australian eJournal of Theology, pp. 1-8 Sherwood, J. (2010) ‘Chapter 2: Different ways of being, knowing and doing’ in Do No Harm: Decolonising Aboriginal health research, PhD thesis, UNSW, pp. 59-71.   Smith, L.T. 1999. Declolnizing Methodologies. Research and Indigenous Peoples, London, Zed Books.   Smith, Linda Tuhiwai . (2012) ‘Chapter 3 Colonizing Knowledges ’ in Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, 2nd ed., London, Zed Books. pp 58-77   Stanner , W.E.H, 1969, The Boyer Lectures 1968 – After the Dreaming. Sydney, NSW: Australian Broadcasting Commission   The University of Sydney, 2010, The Australian Dream Debate: Defining the Australian Dream, Sydney, Australia, viewed 8 th April 2016, < >

Bibliography (Images):

Bibliography (Images) AIATSIS, 2016, Gallery, NSW, Australia, < >   Australian Government, 2015, Australian Indigenous Cultural Heritage, AEC, Canberra, viewed 10 th April 2016, < >   Australian Mediation Association, 2012, Australia to speed up native land claims , NSW, Australia, viewed 9 th April 2016, < >   GrogWatch , 2016, Tag Archives: Aboriginal and Indigenous, viewed 11 th April 2016, < >   NACCHO Aboriginal Health News, 2014, Monthly Archives: January , Sydney, Australia, viewed 10 th April 2016, < >   National Museum Australia, 2014, Collaborating for Indigenous Rights, ‘National campaign 1968’, AEC, Australia, viewed 10 th April 2016, <,_1963-68/national_campaign,_1968 >   Tayshaimmaree , 2016, Contemporay Aboriginal Spirtualities FAQs , Sydney, Australia , viewed 9 th April 2016, , < >   Unknown Author, 2012, ‘Honour ‘invasion warriors’: Professor Tim Flannery’ and ‘Apartheid Australia violating human rights’, Treaty Republic blog , weblog, viewed 12 th April 2016, < >   Unknown Author, 2012, ‘Scholars paper points to Aboriginal mineral rights’, Treaty Republic blog , weblog, viewed 12 th April 2016, < > Titgog , 2011, ‘What’s in a word?’, Larvatus Prodeo , weblog, viewed 10 th April 2016, < >  The Conversation, 2015, A breastplate reveals the story of an Australian frontier massacre, NSW, Australia, viewed 8 April 2016, < >


Reflection Our observation of ‘what a culture is’ and how that pertains to the ‘Great Australian Dream’ stemmed from research. We each gave ourselves individual tasks to research before coming together with our findings. We chose to look at both scholarly articles, news articles and videos online to gain a deeper understanding on the context. Our group felt that the best way we could present our knowledge on the ‘Australian culture’ would be through mediums such as sound and visuals. The PowerPoint itself highlights the most basic issues we are raising, accompanied by images of ‘white Australia’ and ‘indigenous oppression’ to support our case. Additionally we have used a voiceover to engage our listeners and allow us to provide an in depth explanation on our findings through our research in the readings and seminars.

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