Collection DX32 - Boyer Lecture : The Spectre of Truganini

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Boyer Lecture : The Spectre of Truganini


  • 1980 (Creation)

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3 Dolby audio cassettes

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Australian art historian, art critic and academic, considered one of the most eminent art historians of the 20th century. His book Place, Taste and Tradition: a study of Australian art since 1788 is a key text in Australian art history. Smith sold much of his art collection to fund one of the first art prizes for artists of Aboriginal background.

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Donated by R. Broughton, 31 Channel Highway, Taroona, 25.1.96

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Collection consists of 3 audio cassettes of the 1980 Boyer Lectures given by Bernard Smith, entitled 'The Spectre of Truganini'

  1. The ethical roots of culture
  2. The mechanisms of Forgetfulness
  3. The concerned conscience
  4. Black voices.
  5. A cultural convergence

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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HE Ap2019




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