Lydon, Jane & Tracy Ireland, ed.
Object Lessons: Archaeology and Heritage in Australia, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2005
This book examines how we define ourselves through our concern with the past, and especially the idiosyncratic ways we engage with the material world. Controversies over our tangible heritage—such as Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music site, Mawson’s Huts in Antarctica, and the search for the Endeavour —form the ‘object lessons’ of this collection, demonstrating how these debates about the past shape contemporary understandings of an Australian identity. (blurb)