The Cultural Atlas of Australia is an interactive digital map that explores Australian places and spaces as they are represented in and through films, novels, and plays.


Presenting the first national survey of Australian narrative space across film, literature, and theatre, the Cultural Atlas of Australia will allow users to actively map the country’s cultural landscape and identify patterns of representation that might otherwise not be apparent.


The map will be useful for students, scholars, and travellers with an interest in Australian geography and culture. Potential uses of the map include, for example, plotting a literary tour, visiting film sites, or researching landscape and location in Australian stories.


The prototype map presents a handful of sample texts. Future versions will include the ability to search by narrative setting, shooting location (for film), production venues (for theatre), place of composition (for literature), as well as medium, title, author, and date.

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