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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 Graduate Institute - 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


Deterring The ‘Boat People’: Explaining The Australian Government's People Swap Response To Asylum Seekers, Jaffa McKenzie, Reza Hasmath 2013 University of Oxford

Deterring The ‘Boat People’: Explaining The Australian Government's People Swap Response To Asylum Seekers, Jaffa Mckenzie, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This article examines why Australia has taken a tough stance on ‘boat people’, through an analysis of the Malaysian People Swap response. The findings support the view that Australia’s asylum seeker policy agenda is driven by populism, wedge politics and a culture of control. The article further argues that these political pressures, in sum, hold numerous negative implications for the tone of Australia’s political debate, the quality of policy formulation, as well as for asylum seekers and refugees themselves.


Italian Civilian Internment On South Australian Revisited, 2013 Monash University

Italian Civilian Internment On South Australian Revisited

mia.spizzica@monash.edu

During the Second World War, almost five thousand Italian civilians were interned in Australia as enemy aliens. Almost every Italian family was affected from the removal of their breadwinner. The largest of the Australian internment camps was Loveday in South Australia. At it's peak it held about 6,000 civilian enemy alien inmates. This article offers some insight into the experiences of some of the Italians who were impacted by civilian internment.


The Pleiades, Frank Prendergast 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Pleiades, Frank Prendergast

Book/Book Chapter

The prominence of the Pleiades star cluster in the night sky, as well as its recurring seasonal reappearance, has brought it to the attention of many cultures in more recent times, as well as in the prehistoric past. This summary description includes references to its mythical and traditional importance, and an example of how it was depicted on a bark painting by an unknown indigenous Australian artist.


Mining Animal Death For All Its Worth, Melissa J. Boyde 2013 University of Wollongong

Mining Animal Death For All Its Worth, Melissa J. Boyde

Melissa Boyde

This chapter considers the death of animals in the novels and film adaptations of Wake in Fright (1961/1971) and Red Dog (2001/2011). Both texts have several things in common: they are set in Australian mining towns – in Wake in Fright it is Bundanyabba, a fictional town with echoes of Broken Hill, New South Wales, and in Red Dog it is Dampier in the Pilbara region of Western Australia – and in both the death of animals is central to the narrative: in Wake in Fright it is the massacre of kangaroos and in Red Dog it is the death ...


Decolonising Spaces And The Exemplary Life Of Tess Brill's Activism, Julie-Ann Paredes 2011 Southern Cross University

Decolonising Spaces And The Exemplary Life Of Tess Brill's Activism, Julie-Ann Paredes

Julie-Ann Paredes

Statistics continue to show that quantifiable disadvantages still exist today between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Australia, collectively referred to in common vernacular as ‘the gap’. This situation may be understood as an ongoing ‘echo factor’ of colonisation, but when ‘the gap’ is considered as metaphor, it may represent the ‘space of disconnect’ between Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledges and ‘alternative ways of knowing the world.’ By exploring this space through a lens of reflexivity, this thesis will consider not only the links between Australia’s colonial past and status as a settler nation but the potential of reflexivity as a ...


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