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Remembering and misremembering television

Chapter


Abstract


  • When asked "What is History?", one of the schoolboy characters in the award-winning novella The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes offers the following definition attributed to a fictitious French scholar: "History is

    that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation.' (Barnes 2011, 7). As the essays gathered in this volume reveal, the history .of televlslon 10 AustralIa is indeed an uncertain matter, constructed as it often has been on patchy documentation and limited archival sources. These sources frequently have been accompanied by the memories-sometimes solicited by scholars-from individuals and communities about the "coming" of television to Australia and its subsequent personal, collective and national significance.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Darian-Smith, K. & Turnbull, S. E. 2012, ''Remembering and misremembering television'', in K. Darian-Smith & S. E. Turnbull (eds), Remembering Television: Histories, Technologies, Memories, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom. pp. 1-13.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781443839709

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1540

Book Title


  • Remembering Television: Histories, Technologies, Memories

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 13

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • When asked "What is History?", one of the schoolboy characters in the award-winning novella The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes offers the following definition attributed to a fictitious French scholar: "History is

    that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation.' (Barnes 2011, 7). As the essays gathered in this volume reveal, the history .of televlslon 10 AustralIa is indeed an uncertain matter, constructed as it often has been on patchy documentation and limited archival sources. These sources frequently have been accompanied by the memories-sometimes solicited by scholars-from individuals and communities about the "coming" of television to Australia and its subsequent personal, collective and national significance.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Darian-Smith, K. & Turnbull, S. E. 2012, ''Remembering and misremembering television'', in K. Darian-Smith & S. E. Turnbull (eds), Remembering Television: Histories, Technologies, Memories, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom. pp. 1-13.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781443839709

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1540

Book Title


  • Remembering Television: Histories, Technologies, Memories

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 13

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom