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sunday essay: 5 museum objects that tell a story of colonialism and its legacy

Sunday essay: 5 museum objects that tell a story of colonialism and its legacy

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This wooden dish from Broome, pre-1892, was made by Yawuru people, collected by police and later presented by the Commissioner of Police, Colonel Phillips, to the WA Museum.  Courtesy of the WA museum Two new...

Malcolm Gartside – GENIUS LOCI

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Listen To Older Voices : Shirley Howard – Part 2

Listen To Older Voices : Shirley Howard – Part 2

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Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our...

Great time to try: pickling

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Picture: Brooke Lark/Unsplash Pickling foods in vinegar or fermenting them in brine is one of the oldest food preservation methods. The earliest archeological evidence comes from Ancient Mesopotania and the Tigris River Valley more than 4,000 years...
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Listen To Older Voices : David Flint – Part 3

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Welcome to the penultimate program in the Life and Times story of David Flint. David hides nothing as he shares stories freely about the Melbourne music scene in the mid to late 60’s through into...
cream of the crate cd review #3: bob dylan – biograph

Cream Of The Crate CD Review #8: The Last Poets – The Legend: The...

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       This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews...
the voices of joan of arc

The Voices of Joan of Arc

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The Voices of Joan of Ark is a great little number, billed as “an intimate performance told through voice and song” it certainly delivers. It’s the kind of raw, slightly unpolished work that within...
celebratory book sale of the drago tree!!

Celebratory book sale of The Drago Tree!!

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Super excited to announce a special deal on The Drago Tree for UK only, to help celebrate the completion of its sequel. Yours for just £12.50 incl P&P — that’s a discount of £5!!!...
say what? how to improve virtual catch-ups, book groups and wine nights

Say what? How to improve virtual catch-ups, book groups and wine nights

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Image: Alex Dummer/Unsplash Tonight, for the first time in its 12-year history, my weekly boardgame group will meet online, instead of our regular weekly in-person sessions. Tomorrow night, a planned dinner with friends has been...
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Explainer: what does ‘gaslighting’ mean?

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Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer in Gaslight (1944), the film that inspired the now widely used term. Metro Goldwyn-Mayer Shortlisted for the Oxford English Dictionary’s 2018 word of the year, “gaslighting” has well and truly found...