Medieval knights amid the gum-trees : the experience of European heritage tourism in south-east Queensland, Australia

Pennings, Mark W. & Carson, Susan (2013) Medieval knights amid the gum-trees : the experience of European heritage tourism in south-east Queensland, Australia. In Robinson, Mike (Ed.) Tourism and the Shifting Values of Cultural Heritage : Visiting Pasts, Developing Futures, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, Taipei, Taiwan.


This paper is interested in the way in which the heritage of another place, time, and culture is repurposed for popular consumption in an experience economy, as well as the way in which the visitors experience their own past and the past of others. We trace the processes of engagement, education and nostalgia that occur when the European heritage is presented in a postcolonial context and an Australian environment. The information presented includes the results of qualitative and quantitative research conducted at the Abbey Museum over the December-Jan. period of 2012-13.

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ID Code: 69664
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Heritage Tourism, Experience Economy, Tourism in south east Queensland, Abbey Museum
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TOURISM (150600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 01 Apr 2014 23:24
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 09:20

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