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sunday essay: it’s time for a new museum dedicated to the fighters of the frontier wars

Sunday essay: it’s time for a new museum dedicated to the fighters of the...

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     Group of Aboriginal people with shields and spears, by Joseph Lycett, circa 1820. National Library of Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains images of deceased people. Historical research of the...
a journey through time with framing the stage

A journey through time with Framing the Stage

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Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Performing Arts Collection have delivered another captivating online exhibition titled Framing the Stage: The art of performance photography in collaboration with one of Australia's leading performance photographers Jeff Busby. By exploring highlights from the rich...
listen to older voices: phyllis smith – part 2

Listen To Older Voices: Phyllis Smith – Part 2

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Welcome to the 2nd of a 3-part program that was originally aired in 2012, and features the Life & Times of an amazing woman, who was only one month shy of her 100th birthday...
sunday essay: the long history of warrior turtles, from ancient myth to warships to teenage mutants

Sunday essay: the long history of warrior turtles, from ancient myth to warships to...

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 Picture: David Troeger/Unsplash Ask anyone the identity of the world’s most famed turtles, and the answer is likely to be those legendary heroes in a half-shell, the Teenage Mutant Ninjas. Since first appearing in comic...
how historically accurate is the film high ground? the violence it depicts is uncomfortably close to the truth

How historically accurate is the film High Ground? The violence it depicts is uncomfortably...

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   Jacob Junior Nayinggul (left) and Simon Baker in High Ground (2020). Maxo, Bunya Productions, Savage Films   The Australian film High Ground, set mostly at a mission in Arnhem Land in the 1930s, blends stories (and languages) from Indigenous...
from lurid orange sauces to refined, regional flavours: how politics helped shape chinese food in australia

From lurid orange sauces to refined, regional flavours: how politics helped shape Chinese food...

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  A Chinese community dinner in Sydney, some time in the 1930s. City of Sydney Archives The first whiffs of Chinese cooking in mid-19th century Australia would have emanated from tiny huts owned by Chinese...
listen to older voices: phyllis smith – part 1

Listen To Older Voices: Phyllis Smith – Part 1

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Due to restrictions to carrying out face to face interviews with older people, due to ongoing COVID virus concerns, we continue to present Golden Moment Repeat Programs. This is part 1 of a 3-part Life...
sunday essay: why rosaleen norton, ‘the witch of kings cross’, was a groundbreaking bohemian

Sunday essay: why Rosaleen Norton, ‘the witch of Kings Cross’, was a groundbreaking bohemian

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 Rosaleen Norton works in crayon in a converted stable in Kings Cross in Sydney, 1946. News Ltd/Black Jelly Films Rosaleen Norton, or “the witch of Kings Cross,” is finally receiving the attention she deserves. Born...
film review: wild things packs passionate climate activism into an overly polite documentary

Film review: Wild Things packs passionate climate activism into an overly polite documentary

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 Picture: Potential Films The content of some films is so close to the heart that it’s difficult to critically evaluate them. If you’re an atheist, The Passion of the Christ is not for you. By the same...
that radio chick cheryl lee reviews ‘streaming not screaming’ with dave gleeson & crafty

THAT RADIO CHICK CHERYL LEE REVIEWS ‘STREAMING NOT SCREAMING’ WITH DAVE GLEESON & CRAFTY

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STREAMING NOT SCREAMING  By popular demand Gleeso & Crafty are back for a limited run of shows, one special Sunday every month Dave Gleeson, lead singer of both The Angels and The Screaming Jets, and his...