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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...
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...
wakey wakey: a history of alarm clocks and the mechanics of time

Wakey wakey: a history of alarm clocks and the mechanics of time

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 Image: Shuttlestock It’s the time of year when we Australians start returning to our normal rhythms. The first beats of the day are often the dreaded beeps of the alarm clock or a digital symphony...
listen to older voices: reg forrest – part 3

Listen To Older Voices: Reg Forrest – Part 3

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Welcome to the 3rd and final program in the story of Reg Forrest. Having been born in 1939, Reg and his wife Lesley are now grandparents and Reg shares just how many grandchildren he has...
sunday essay: masters of the future or heirs of the past? mining, history and indigenous ownership

Sunday essay: masters of the future or heirs of the past? Mining, history and...

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 A haulage truck at Rio Tinto’s Weipa operations in northern Queensland. AAP/Rio Tinto, Joanne O'Keeffe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains images and names of deceased people. In May 2020, the...
listen to older voices: reg forrest – part 1

Listen To Older Voices: Reg Forrest – Part 2

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Welcome to part 2 of a 3-part Life & Times program featuring Reg Forrest. In Part 1 we learned that Reg was born in Bairnsdale Victoria in 1929 and bought up in the shadow of...
four indigenous composers and a piano from colonial times — making passionate, layered, honest music together

Four Indigenous composers and a piano from colonial times — making passionate, layered, honest...

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 Nardi Simpson plays the square piano, similar to one that arrived on the First Fleet. Jamie Kidston, Author provided (No reuse) Despite having different cultural backgrounds and experiences — Indigenous composers with an Indigenous mentor, and...