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listen to older voices: christine easdown – part 2

Listen To Older Voices: Christine Easdown – Part 2

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      It’s a pleasure to be bringing you Part 2 of the 3-part story of Baby Boomer, Christine Easdown. In Pt 1 we learned that Christine decided to follow a career as a teacher. While studying...
sunday essay: my belly is angry, my throat is in love — how body parts express emotions in indigenous languages

Sunday essay: my belly is angry, my throat is in love — how body...

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  Picture: Nikki Short/AAP Many languages in the world allude to body parts to describe emotions and feelings, as in “broken-heart”, for instance. While some have just a few expressions like this, Australian Indigenous languages...
yearning for touch — a photo essay

Yearning for touch — a photo essay

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      Image author supplied, taken by Pamela Pirovic, Author provided (No reuse) In late November, I led a participatory performance, A Proxy for a Thousand Eyes, at the Sydney Opera House. Among the performers were three videographers...
listen to older voices: christine easdown – part 1

Listen To Older Voices: Christine Easdown – Part 1

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    Welcome to part one of a 3-part Listen To Older Voices program, featuring the Life and Times of Christine Easdown.     In Part 1 we learn that Christine was born in 1955, in East Melbourne,...
the years condemn: australia is forgetting the sacred trees planted to remember our war dead

The years condemn: Australia is forgetting the sacred trees planted to remember our war...

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  Picture: Author supplied On Anzac Day each year, Australians remember those who served and died in wars and conflicts. We may attend a dawn service, go to a march or lay a wreath at...
the stella shortlist: your guide to 2021’s powerful, emotional books

The Stella shortlist: your guide to 2021’s powerful, emotional books

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  Picture: Stella Prize/The Conversation Each year, The Stella Prize honours writing by women. Good. We’ve come a long way. We’ve a long way to go. The 2021 shortlist encompasses contemporary fiction, historical fiction, and non-fiction,...
crowds at dawn services have plummeted in recent years. it’s time to reinvent anzac day

Crowds at dawn services have plummeted in recent years. It’s time to reinvent Anzac...

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    Crowds ahead of the dawn service at Canberra’s National War Memorial in 2018. Attendance at the service fell from 120,000 in 2015 to 35,000 in 2019. Rohan Thomson/AAP The number of Australians attending Anzac...
listen to older voices: simon rashleigh – part 4

Listen To Older Voices: Simon Rashleigh – Part 4

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    Welcome to the fourth and final program featuring the Life and Times of Simon Rashleigh.     Over the previous three programs Simon has not only presented his credentials as an artist and vocalist with a variety...
sunday essay: what do the 5 great religions say about the existence of the soul?

Sunday essay: what do the 5 great religions say about the existence of the...

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  All things must pass - George Harrison A recent survey found almost 70% of Australians believed in or were open to the existence of the soul — meaning they believe we are more than the stuff...
sunday essay: truth telling, return to uluru and reckoning with the sins of fathers

Sunday essay: truth telling, Return to Uluru and reckoning with the sins of fathers

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  Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP Return to Uluru is the latest book from respected historian Mark McKenna. It is one of a few history books published recently that explicitly engage with the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its demand for...