Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Australian Studies Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

299 Full-Text Articles 236 Authors 40,464 Downloads 32 Institutions

All Articles in Australian Studies

Faceted Search

299 full-text articles. Page 1 of 12.

Melbourne’S Chinatown: Continuous Chinese Enclave For 168 Years In Australia, Wendy W. Tan 2018 CUNY Hunter College

Melbourne’S Chinatown: Continuous Chinese Enclave For 168 Years In Australia, Wendy W. Tan

Publications and Research

Melbourne’s Chinatown is the longest continuous Chinatown in the western world. Besides the long history, it is also known for having many alleys; hosting largest dragon exhibits; and showing strong characteristics of cultural diversity. The author made a journey there to witness the beauty of being a well-preserved community.


Chinese Garden Of Friendship And Sydney’S Chinatown : Friendship And Something Beyond At Darling Harbor, Wendy W. Tan 2018 CUNY Hunter College

Chinese Garden Of Friendship And Sydney’S Chinatown : Friendship And Something Beyond At Darling Harbor, Wendy W. Tan

Publications and Research

Chinese Garden of Friendship was a gift from China; Sydney’ Chinatown is a Chinese Australian community, and they are adjacent to each other at Darling Harbor of Sydney, Australia. The author made visits there to witness their beauties. Besides, she also explored other connections—friendship; Feng Shui; and cultural diversity within these two famous tour sites.


Complete Issue, 2018 Edith Cowan University

Complete Issue

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

The complete issue 1 of volume 8, Landscapes Journal.


Rebel Roots.Docx, Rowan Cahill 2018 University of Wollongong

Rebel Roots.Docx, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

A brief account of the role of Romain Gary's novel 'The Roots of Heaven' in the author's radicalisation in the 1960s.


"A Completely New Approach" To Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Evaluating The Queensland Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act, Mark E. O'Neill 2018 University of Queensland

"A Completely New Approach" To Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Evaluating The Queensland Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act, Mark E. O'Neill

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 challenged the hegemony that Western, archaeological methodologies has held over Indigenous cultural heritage in Australia. By choosing to relinquish state control and authority over cultural heritage in favour of the expertise of Indigenous people, the Act created a unique and innovative heritage policy. Over the 10 years the Act has been in force, it has seen a variety of approaches adopted as part of myriad projects. This has created a mature field of practice for investigation and analysis. This article examines and critiques the Act to determine its successes and weaknesses. In doing so ...


Launch Announcement For In The Hollow Of The Land, 2 Vols., Glen R E Phillips Professor 2018 glenlyp@bigpond.com

Launch Announcement For In The Hollow Of The Land, 2 Vols., Glen R E Phillips Professor

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

Announcing the launch of Glen Phillip's Collected Poetry, 1968-2018


Emily, Jamie Holcombe 986459 2018 Charles Sturt University

Emily, Jamie Holcombe 986459

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

Landscape and Trauma; Public Memorials and Conflict Histories, Dwelling, Belonging, Nostalgia, Solastalgia, Sense of Place

This image depicts an elaborate and clearly heartfelt roadside memorial to “Emily”, which is an extraverted display of sadness and loss that is an increasingly familiar contemporary lament. We know not who Emily was, nor what happened to her. The story is unclear if the tragedy unfolded on the road outside the house, or inside the house itself, thus the house could have been either witness or host to her demise. The composition directs, but most certainly does not invite us via the gate to ...


Mandurama Storm, Jamie Holcombe 986459 2018 Charles Sturt University

Mandurama Storm, Jamie Holcombe 986459

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

Dwelling, Belonging, Nostalgia, Solastalgia, Sense of Place

This urban landscape, Mandurama Storm, highlights our resistance to the forces of nature. The photograph is underpinned by a similar sentiment to artist Laura Glusman, who writes, “the concept of landscape is not an isolated portion of land that exists only to be contemplated, but [is] a being imprinted with the traces of culture, storms, commerce and climate change”.

The image depicts an anonymous building behind a nondescript façade in the main street of a small town. It is of unknown purpose, but appears to be a former business. There are signs that ...


The Beholder, Allan Lake 2018 Melbourne University (retired)

The Beholder, Allan Lake

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

A poem on the effect of landscape on the emotions.


Sprung, John W. Gordon 2018 Edith Cowan University

Sprung, John W. Gordon

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

A poem that that explores the Australian landscape, an environment of despair, and ennui.


Review Of Taboo, By Kim Scott, Picador-Australia, 2017, Rashida Murphy 2018 Edith Cowan University

Review Of Taboo, By Kim Scott, Picador-Australia, 2017, Rashida Murphy

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

Kim Scott's Taboo is a story about beginnings and endings.This novel reminds the reader of the circularity of stories, and how those stories are shaped by intent and weighed by landscape. Scott speaks of dispossession, abuse, colonialism, addiction and racism in lyrical and melancholy prose. The men and women who walk through these pages are startlingly aware of their failings and equally forgiving of those failings in others. There are no quick fixes and the story vacillates between despair and hope. Yet this is not a grim story. The lucidity of its prose lifts it beyond the despair ...


Two Tides, Jamie Holcombe 2018 Charles Sturt University

Two Tides, Jamie Holcombe

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

Landscapes of/in Memory: Frontiers, Promised Lands, Lost Edens

This interior landscape finds its only cheer in the idyllic brackish waters depicted in a picturesque painting reproduction. The ideal coastal estuary adorning this space serves to highlight that our interior-orientated habitats often rest uncomfortably at odds with the natural landscape. There was a time when people who lived by the sea measured their lives by the tides, not clocks. Now ruled by the clock however, our working lives are often tied to a different tide, occasionally only punctuated by melancholic reminders, in this case provided by a painting on the ...


Poetry Of Roe 8, Nandi Chinna 2018 Edith Cowan University

Poetry Of Roe 8, Nandi Chinna

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

Poetry of Roe 8

The occasion for the writing of these poems was activism surrounding the controversial highway known as the Roe 8 extension in the areas of Cockburn and Fremantle in Western Australia. Planned in the 1950s, Roe 8 is contentious for a number of reasons, including extraordinary political deals over funding, undue process regarding environmental reporting, lack of a business case, inadequate noise and traffic modelling, erasure of Indigenous heritage sites, and clearing of the sensitive Beeliar wetlands and Coolbellup banksia woodlands which were designated a Threatened Ecological Community in 2016. During the summer of 2016/2017 contractors ...


Hyde Park, Perth, Rita Tognini 2018 Independent Writer

Hyde Park, Perth, Rita Tognini

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

This poem explores the past and present history of Hyde Park in Perth and the meaning of this landscape, in its various manifestations over time, for its users. The poem was conceived as a triptych, with all three sections visible simultaneously. A version of the poem in this form is submitted (in landscape format). A version in portrait format is also submitted, in case it is not possible to publish the landscape format


Coffin Bay, Jamie Holcombe 986459 2018 Charles Sturt University

Coffin Bay, Jamie Holcombe 986459

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

Dwelling, Belonging, Nostalgia, Solastalgia, Sense of Place

This landscape, photographed at Coffin Bay, contributes towards a solution to Glenn Albrecht’s solastalgia, which he terms soliphilia. It expresses my concern that we live too much in the shadow of fear and helplessness, needing to reclaim our relinquished responsibility for our own condition. To do this, we must first realise that we are heading towards a demise of our own making. This image metaphorically depicts exactly that, by suggesting that the highway of denial of our ancient rhythms, which carves its way through nature’s own warnings, careers relentlessly towards the ...


On The Trail Of A Ghost, Nicole Hodgson 2018 Murdoch University

On The Trail Of A Ghost, Nicole Hodgson

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

In the process of researching the life of an early settler of the Israelite Bay area, the author comes to a much deeper understanding of the many ways in which the landscape has changed in the past one hundred and fifty years.


Balajura Walks, Joyce Parkes 2018 Independent

Balajura Walks, Joyce Parkes

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

Poem


In The State Of Karri And Jarrah, Joyce Parkes 2018 Edith Cowan University

In The State Of Karri And Jarrah, Joyce Parkes

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

Poem


Imaginative Geographies: Visualising The Poetics Of History And Space, Clive Barstow 2018 Edith Cowan University

Imaginative Geographies: Visualising The Poetics Of History And Space, Clive Barstow

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

This essay presents a visual dialogue about our relationship to place. I adopt Henri Lefebvre’s model of cumulative trialectics (1991) as a new thirdspace that more accurately represents the complexities of modern day geographies and hybrid communities by extending the binary analysis of the past and present and beyond the real and the imagined. Trialectics expand our understanding beyond physical geographies by suggesting a cerebral space that searches for new meaning and is therefore more radically open to additional otherness and toward a continuing expansion of [human] spatial knowledge and imagination.

Julia Lossau describes thirdspace as a space that ...


Becoming Human In The Land: An Introduction To The Special Issue Of Heritage: Landscapes, Drew Hubbell 2018 Edith Cowan University

Becoming Human In The Land: An Introduction To The Special Issue Of Heritage: Landscapes, Drew Hubbell

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

This introduction to the special issue of Landscapes theorizes the questions suggested by the theme, "Landscape: Heritage." Weaving personal narrative with literary criticism, cultural studies, human geography, and ecology, the essay examines the way humans become human by developing complex relationships with landscapes over time. As landscapes contain the physical traces of human habitation and development, certain narratives of human inhabitants are written and memorialized in and by those landscapes. The monumentalization of specific heritages leads to contests between human groups who require certain heritages to be memorialized, but not others. Greater awareness of one's humanity requires recovery of ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress