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listen to older voices: john michael [mick] pacholli – part 2

Listen To Older Voices: John Michael [Mick] Pacholli – Part 2

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This is Part 2 of a 3-part Golden Moment Repeat program featuring the Life and Times of John Michael Pacholli. Following on from the unbelievable early years of his upbringing in Sydney presented in...
prince harry’s decision to ‘step back’ from the monarchy is a gift to republicans

Prince Harry’s decision to ‘step back’ from the monarchy is a gift to republicans

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle visiting Canada House in London this week. FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA Bill Shorten, when leader of the opposition, promised a plebiscite on Australia becoming a republic if he won...
surf music – in praise of strings, sand and the endless swell

Surf music – in praise of strings, sand and the endless swell

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A poster for the 1963 film Beach Party. Alta Vista Productions The first tune I ever wrote – a proper tune, with an intro, verses, choruses and a middle bit – was a surfing...
listen to older voices: john michael [mick] pacholli – part 1

Listen To Older Voices: John Michael [Mick] Pacholli – Part 1

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 This is a Golden Moment Repeat program that we are re-presenting for those who may have missed it the first time. This is Part 1 of a 3-part program featuring the Life & Times of...
what australia watched on tv on new year’s eve, 1959

What Australia watched on TV on New Year’s Eve, 1959

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Australian families have been sitting down in front of the TV on New Year’s Eve for over 60 years. Wikimedia Commons Broadcasting fireworks on TV was a ratings success for the ABC as 2018 turned...
happy birthday, mr bean! celebrating 30 years of a major comedy character

Happy birthday, Mr Bean! Celebrating 30 years of a major comedy character

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Rowan Atkinson’s character is as original as ever. ITV January 1 1990, Mr Bean debuted on ITV to an audience of 13.45 million. The brainchild of Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, the pilot episode...
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...

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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...
cream of the crate: cd review #32 – jefferson airplane: jefferson airplane

Cream of The Crate: CD Review #32 – Jefferson Airplane: Jefferson Airplane

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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...
explainer: the history of jazz

Explainer: the history of jazz

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Jazz was the most influential musical movement of the 20th century. What’s its story? The Count Basie Orchestra. After more than 100 years of history, it’s clear the word “jazz” means many different things to...
diary of an independent publisher  by greg t ross

DIARY OF AN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER by Greg T Ross

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Hello. My name is Greg T Ross and, apart from a whole lot of other stuff, I am the owner and editor of the magazine, The Last Post. Part of what I do is an...