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UNSETTLED: Colonial ruin in the Flinders Ranges

BY State Library of South Australia | 30-Mar-2017
Rediscover colonial ruin in the Flinders Ranges through a mixture of media art, photography, archival imagery and documentary interviews, in a new exhibition now open at the State Library of South Australia. #slsa #exhibition @SLSA
Venue: State Library of South Australia
Address: Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, Australia
Date: 24 March - 14 May 2017
Time: 10am to 5 pm daily (closed public holidays)
Ticket: Free
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Clockwise from top left: John McKenzie, Pearl McKenzie, Jack Coulthard, Susie Wilton. Credit Charles Mountford, 1937. Images from the State Library Mountford-Sheard Collection.
Ruins are rich sites of material memory and offer insight into the passage of time. This exhibition unearths the stories hidden by the colonial rubble in the Flinders Ranges. Hear these stories, through filmed interviews, told by the Adnyamathanha people upon whose lands these ruins stand, and the inhabitants of the ‘ghost town’ of Beltana.

Also on display is a photographic work, What Time Collects, which includes 1400 macro-photographs taken in the Flinders Ranges over three years.

UNSETTLED: Colonial ruin in the Flinders Ranges has been produced by Grayson Cooke from Southern Cross University, and photographer Dea Morgain, in partnership with the State Library of South Australia and the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association.

Questioning the stories we tell ourselves about Australia’s past, this thought-provoking exhibition is on display in the Institute Gallery, on the Story Wall (screens after dark) and the 6-screen video wall at the State Library of South Australia until the 14 May 2017.