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Revisiting A Struggle: Port Kembla, 1938, Rowan Cahill 2015 University of Wollongong

Revisiting A Struggle: Port Kembla, 1938, Rowan Cahill

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, Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill 2015 University of Wollongong

Radical History And Labour History, Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill

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, Bert Chapman 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, Michelle Evans, Amanda Sinclair 2015 Charles Sturt University

Navigating The Territories Of Indigenous Arts Leadership: Exploring The Experiences And Practices Of Indigenous Arts Leaders, Michelle Evans, Amanda Sinclair

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 2015 Coffs City Choir

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 ...


Mullen's Choices, Rowan Cahill 2014 University of Wollongong

Mullen's Choices, Rowan Cahill

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, Amanda Sinclair 2014 Melbourne Business School

A Feminist Case For Leadership, Amanda Sinclair

Amanda Sinclair

No abstract provided.


A Long Shadow, Rowan Cahill 2014 University of Wollongong

A Long Shadow, Rowan Cahill

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, Tobias J. Harper 2014 Providence College

Rough Terrain. Review Of Dane Kennedy, The Last Blank Spaces, Tobias J. Harper

Tobias Harper

No abstract provided.


Will Kate Survive Kate? Review 1, Laura Starecheski 2014 NPR Science Desk

Will Kate Survive Kate? Review 1, Laura Starecheski

RadioDoc Review

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, Rowan Cahill 2014 University of Wollongong

Confronting Anzackery, Rowan Cahill

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, Rowan Cahill 2014 University of Wollongong

Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realties, Rowan Cahill

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, Rowan Cahill 2014 University of Wollongong

Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realities, Rowan Cahill

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, Colleen McGloin 2014 University of Wollongong

Tone It Down A Bit!: Euphemism As A Colonial Device In Indigenous Studies, Colleen Mcgloin

Colleen McGloin

No abstract provided.


Sustainable Kangaroo Harvesting: Perceptions And Consumption Of Kangaroo Meat Among University Students In New South Wales, Elisabeth Grant 2014 SIT Study Abroad

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, Rowan Cahill 2014 University of Wollongong

The Radical History Of Sydney University: Student Activism In The 60s, Rowan Cahill

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, Laura Hardt (Class of 2014) 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, Robin Wagner 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 ...


The Comparison And Contrast Of South Africa’S Apartheid With Australia’S Stolen Generations., Alexis Lynn Powers 2013 Georgia State University

The Comparison And Contrast Of South Africa’S Apartheid With Australia’S Stolen Generations., Alexis Lynn Powers

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Past Jubilee Downs, Rose van Son 2013 Edith Cowan University

Past Jubilee Downs, Rose Van Son

Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

poem: Past Jubilee Downs. Travel in the Norrth West of Western Australia


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