Groomed For War, 2015 University of Wollongong
Groomed For War, Rowan Cahill
An account of Australia's preparations for war before 1914, with the focus on the system of compulsory military training for boys and youths introduced in 1911.
Revisiting A Struggle: Port Kembla, 1938, 2015 University of Wollongong
Revisiting A Struggle: Port Kembla, 1938, Rowan Cahill
A review and discussion of the 2015 documentary film 'Pig Iron Bob' (Producer/Director Sandra Pires). The focus of this film is the dramatic 2-month long boycott by Australian waterside workers in Port Kembla (NSW), 1938/39, of a cargo of Australian pig-iron bound for Japan. The workers took their action in protest against Japanese militarism and the Sino-Japanese War. The boycott enraged the conservative Australian government of the day which pulled out all stops to maintain its policy of appeasement towards Japan.
Radical History And Labour History, 2015 University of Wollongong
Radical History And Labour History, Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill
This piece by Terry Irving and Rowan Cahill was published on their 'Radical Sydney/Radical History' blog (19 February 2015). It welcomes the Radical History Conference (London, 24 March 2015) and reflects on how the political heritage of labour, the original impulse for 'labour history', is energising a new generation of radical historians.
Using Historic Maps From The Congressional Serial Set And Nineteenth Century Collections Online, 2015 Purdue University
Using Historic Maps From The Congressional Serial Set And Nineteenth Century Collections Online, Bert Chapman
Libraries Faculty and Staff Creative Materials
Historic maps can be used to document all kinds of history: political, military, economic, business, scientific, religious, cultural, genealogy, diplomatic etc. Databases such as ProQuest Congressional and Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) offer many ways to help users study the past through maps.
Navigating The Territories Of Indigenous Arts Leadership: Exploring The Experiences And Practices Of Indigenous Arts Leaders, 2015 Charles Sturt University
Navigating The Territories Of Indigenous Arts Leadership: Exploring The Experiences And Practices Of Indigenous Arts Leaders, Michelle Evans, Amanda Sinclair
This article explores the leadership of Australian Indigenous artists and arts leaders. We advance the idea of ‘territories’ to convey the overlapping contexts in which Indigenous artistic leaders work, and through this framework seek to highlight the embodied ways individuals enact leadership across country and community. Thematic, narrative and discursive analysis of 29 in-depth interviews with diverse Indigenous artists identify four territories and multiple practices of leadership in which our participants engage. The four territories are: authorization in a bi-cultural world (cultural authorization and self-authorizing); identity and belonging (both fearless and connected); artistic practice (innovative and custodian of cultural values ...
Stories Tell Culture Connecting Identity With Place: Australian Cultural Policy And Collective Creativity, Elizabeth E. Slottje
Journal of Economic and Social Policy
This doctoral research investigates Australian cultural policy in relation to the community arts. The study demonstrates how ‘art’ and ‘culture’ are terms that are applied as interchangeable, disguising aesthetic values, social ideals and economic objectives. An understanding of what is meant by ‘community’ is also revealed to be contested and polemic.
Cultural policy managers and creative practitioners are interviewed and consensus emerges that culture does not require to be mandated. Local government is viewed as most proximate and therefore representative of community arts and cultural aspirations. As a result, local government is increasingly expected to voluntarily commit resources to community ...
School Gardens: Cultivating A Child’S Nutritional Habits, Environmental Knowledge, And Sustainability Practices, Jeffrey Meltzer
School gardens have existed since the late nineteenth century and today are becoming increasingly popular in many parts of the world, including where I studied in Maine and Australia (AUS). Multiple organizations support school gardens in Maine, including the Maine School Garden Network, which has over 125 registered school gardens. In AUS, the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation primarily supports the school garden movement and has over 800 registered school gardens. While many researchers have studied school gardens, few have compared two countries, focused on environmental sustainability, or investigated Maine in particular. This thesis combines information from literature reviews, and ...
Mullen's Choices, 2014 University of Wollongong
Mullen's Choices, Rowan Cahill
Obituary/biographical note concerning Geoff Mullen (1947-2014), and his anti-conscription activities (1967-1972) in Australia during the Vietnam War.
A Feminist Case For Leadership, 2014 Melbourne Business School
A Feminist Case For Leadership, Amanda Sinclair
No abstract provided.
A Long Shadow, 2014 University of Wollongong
A Long Shadow, Rowan Cahill
An account of the author's grandfather's role in World War 1, its tragic peacetime aftermath, and the legacy of this during the 1960s.
Rough Terrain. Review Of Dane Kennedy, The Last Blank Spaces, 2014 Providence College
Rough Terrain. Review Of Dane Kennedy, The Last Blank Spaces, Tobias J. Harper
No abstract provided.
Will Kate Survive Kate? Review 1, 2014 NPR Science Desk
Will Kate Survive Kate? Review 1, Laura Starecheski
To craft a narrative with a dramatic arc out of an onerous battle with illness, when no sure recovery is in sight: this was the task facing Will Kate Survive Kate? producer Masako Fukui when she set out to document a year in the life of 'Kate'—a 29-year-old Australian woman battling—and at times tightly holding on to—anorexia nervosa. Kate’s family wants her to eat—to triumph over her illness—and for complicated and frustrating reasons, she can’t bring herself to do it. For Kate, this is a matter of life and death. At the heart ...
Confronting Anzackery, 2014 University of Wollongong
Confronting Anzackery, Rowan Cahill
Review of the historical novel 'Brothers. Part One: Gallipoli 1915' by John Tognolini, an account of the 1915 Gallipoli campaign based on the experiences of Tognolini's uncles. The reviewer reads and treats the novel as an anti-war text.
Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realties, 2014 University of Wollongong
Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realties, Rowan Cahill
This is a revised version of the author's 2014 Brisbane Labour History Association Alex McDonald lecture. In this paper the author takes apart the right-wing accounts, particularly by Hal Colebatch ('Australia's Secret War, 2013), that demonise the Australian trade union leadership and the Communist Party of Australia for 'treasonous' industrial disputation during World War II.
Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realities, 2014 University of Wollongong
Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realities, Rowan Cahill
Beginning with recent attempts by conservative interests to depict some Australian trade unions as having acted in 'traitorous' ways during World War 2 by engaging in activities that variously sabotaged the home front war effort, this lecture examines the claims, and the myth of the social solidarity of Australian society 1939-45.
Tone It Down A Bit!: Euphemism As A Colonial Device In Indigenous Studies, 2014 University of Wollongong
Tone It Down A Bit!: Euphemism As A Colonial Device In Indigenous Studies, Colleen Mcgloin
No abstract provided.
Sustainable Kangaroo Harvesting: Perceptions And Consumption Of Kangaroo Meat Among University Students In New South Wales, Elisabeth Grant
Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection
Kangaroos have been cherished as a source of meat for over 40,000 years by Aboriginal Australians and for many years by Europeans once they invaded the continent, but somewhere along the way kangaroos lost their status as an important resource and came to be regarded as a pest, and then a national icon which was considered taboo to hunt (Jackson et al., 2010; Mulvaney et al., 1999). It wasn't until the 1950's that a kangaroo meat industry began, and in the past few decades Australians have re-realized the great potential of kangaroo meat, and conservationists have begun ...
The Radical History Of Sydney University: Student Activism In The 60s, 2014 University of Wollongong
The Radical History Of Sydney University: Student Activism In The 60s, Rowan Cahill
A personal account of radical activism at Sydney University during the 1960s by two activist/participants, Rowan Cahill and Terry Irving. The talk was part of the campaign by Sydney University students to mobilise for the National Rally for Education Rights held on 26 March 2014.
“Mad-Speak” And Manic Prose: Nick Cave’S Presentation Of Insanity In And The Ass Saw The Angel, 2013 Sacred Heart University
“Mad-Speak” And Manic Prose: Nick Cave’S Presentation Of Insanity In And The Ass Saw The Angel, Laura Hardt (Class Of 2014)
English Undergraduate Publications
Nick Cave’s novel And the Ass Saw the Angel attempts to exist firmly within the Southern Gothic tradition, pulling direct inspiration from authors such as William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, and Flannery O’Connor. However, Cave’s novel seems to lack the careful construction and purposefulness of these writers, with its graphic violence, constantly shifting tone, style, narrative voice, and employing an utterly bizarre and arcane vocabulary. This essay aims to illustrate that although this may make the work seem poorly composed and somewhat slipshod, the manic prose of Cave’s novel is actually rather purposeful, presenting the protagonist’s ...
What Munn Missed: The Queensland Schools Of Arts, 2013 Gettysburg College
What Munn Missed: The Queensland Schools Of Arts, Robin Wagner
Musselman Library Staff Publications
American Librarian Ralph Munn's historic tour of Australian libraries in 1934 is well documented. Along with Ernest Pitt, Chief Librarian of the State Library of Victoria, he spent nearly ten weeks travelling from Sydney and back again, visiting libraries in all the state capitals and many regional towns throughout the country. Munn's trip was funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which was then, through its Dominions fund, turning attention to philanthropic opportunities in the Antipodes. The resulting report, Australian Libraries: A Survey of Conditions and Suggestions for their Improvement (commonly referred to as the Munn-Pitt Report ...