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Wednesday, December 8, 2021
research notes 6 – a conversation about australian blues music: life beyond the mainstream


Blues for Lost Souls* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpCoEv9X2tU Downhome Duo - "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" Instrumental Gospel music represents “hope”.   Hope for a better life to come, hope for salvation, hope for redemption.  Gospel music is evolving.  The...

Hidden women of history: Kathleen McArthur, the wildflower woman who took on Joh Bjelke-Petersen

Kathleen McArthur (left) and Judith Wright (right)   wildflowering at Currimundi in 1961.  Photo by Alex Jelinek. Courtesy Alexandra Moreno This year marks 50 years since the launch of one of Australia’s first major conservation battles,...
sunday essay: who was jeanne barret, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe?

Sunday essay: who was Jeanne Barret, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe?

A modern portrait of Jeanne Barret disguised as a man, based on the author’s interpretation. Timothy Ide, Author provided In 1765, a young, peasant woman left a remote corner of rural France where her impoverished...
listen to older voices: pasquale colodonato – part 1

Listen To Older Voices: Pasquale Colodonato – Part 3

Welcome to the 3rd and final part of the story of Pasquale Colodonato. Born in a small rural Italian village in 1935, Pasquale survived WWII despite losing his home and his father. He won...
Barry Humphries' humour is now history

Sunday essay: Barry Humphries’ humour is now history – that’s the fate of topical,...

Dame Edna Everage at Melbourne Town Hall in 2006 after being presented with the Key to the City. Simon Mossman/AAP Let’s face it, Thursday evenings on ABC television are not quite the same any...
santa was a lady once — is it time to bring her back?

Santa was a lady once — is it time to bring her back?

Nancy Bird Walton preparing to fly a female Santa into north-west New South Wales in 1935. ©Royal Far West Can Christmas be about gender? Apparently so, if the paucity of female Santas is anything to...
the odd friday lunch simon madden, fri 13

The Odd Friday Lunch Simon Madden, Fri 13

Simon Madden was one of the greatest ruckman to play AFL and is one of Essendon's greats Born 30/12/57, he played for Essendon between ’74 & ’92. He remained loyal to Essendon, despite significant offers to...
hidden women of history: wauba debar, an indigenous swimmer from tasmania who saved her captors

Hidden women of history: Wauba Debar, an Indigenous swimmer from Tasmania who saved her...

Though her brave acts were acknowledged after her death, Wauba Debar’s grave was later robbed in the name of “science”. Tirin/Wikimedia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains images and...
listen to older voices: claire humphrys – part 1

Listen To Older Voices: Claire Humphrys – Part 1

  This is Part 1 of a 4-part program that features the Life and Times of Claire Humphrys.  Originally aired in early 2016, it is considered as one of our Golden Moment programs, and worth...
a life outside of rock & roll – 3

A life outside of rock & roll – 3

How someone met a drummer some time back by colin talbot   Dateline: New York City, a while back Nine years and a bit ago, Mitch Mitchell, drummer in the three-piece Jimi Hendrix Experience, died in Portland, Oregon....