War memorials, Obelisk and arch, stone statues are about some of the interesting aspect of the Australian Landscape. The monuments are symbolization about the history of the place. The events in history are embroiled in conflicts. Specifically, the statutes in the Australian cities are found to be about the colonizers. There is overlooking of the statues that depict the indigenous people. These monuments and historic pieces are considered to be about the ways in which the indigenous people were exploited (Memmott & Long, 2002). The enduring scars of the issues felt by the people are portrayed according to some groups. Some groups allude that these monuments symbolize a part of history and it is a neutral reminder. These opposing views have led to newer conflicts to be developed.
The purpose of this analysis is to reassess the role of statues from the Australian national narrative and understand its significance from a sociological perspective.
About National Monuments
Australians are now faced with a choice as to how they want to see their past events. Historically, the White Australians had raised many kinds of memorials as tributes to the colonial times. They were the main focus of the history. According to history, in the 1800, the White Australians from European descent were slave owners and also committed atrocious actions against the Aboriginal Australians. It is evident from the perspective of History that certain events in history are atrocious and were also oppressive. Some of the national monuments are considered to have been a symbolization of such events. To overcome these issues, there were monuments that were constructed for the Indigenous people as well.
In this paradigm, the number of memorials and monuments to the indigenous people are limited. This is the main argument that is made by the people. An innate sociological importance is embedded in this narrative. These are explored in the following.