listen to older voices – tony rice – part 1

Listen To Older Voices – Tony Rice: Part 2

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This is the second of the 2-part program featuring the story of Tony Rice. Born in England in 1929, Tony grew up with an innate desire to have adventures. These started at an early age...
sunday essay: why there’s still something about byron, beyond insta influencers and beige linen

Sunday essay: why there’s still something about Byron, beyond Insta influencers and beige linen

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  Picture: Unsplash/Delphine Ducaruge When town planners mapped Byron Bay in 1884 they mistakenly believed Captain James Cook had named Cape Byron after the English poet Lord Byron — when in fact it was named after the...
listen to older voices – tony rice – part 1

Listen To Older Voices – Tony Rice – Part 1

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Welcome to Part 1 of a 2-part Golden Moments Repeat Program, where we have dipped into our Vault of Treasured Memories and drawn out another program that deserves a replay. Tony Rice was 77 years...
sunday essay: searching for sanity in a world hell-bent on destruction

Sunday essay: searching for sanity in a world hell-bent on destruction

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  Picture: Unsplash/Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona According to The Parable of the Poisoned Well, there once lived a king who ruled over a great city. He was loved for his wisdom and feared for his power. At...
long before billie eilish, women wore corsets for form, function and support

Long before Billie Eilish, women wore corsets for form, function and support

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  Picture: Craig McDean for British Vogue Singer Billie Eilish’s new look for British Vogue, in which she trades her baggy clothes for lingerie — most notably a series of corsets — has sparked much...
abc’s new arts show walks the line between high and low brow — and it works

ABC’s new arts show walks the line between high and low brow — and...

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  Picture: ABC TV Review: Art Works hosted by Namila Benson. Critically discussing art in the contemporary era is like walking across a minefield blindfold while juggling bowling balls and lugging an anvil. So, so many...
imdb ‘that’s not us’. wake in fright at 50, a portrait of an ugly australia that became a cinema classic

That’s not us’. Wake in Fright at 50, a portrait of an ugly Australia...

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  Screenshot: IMDB In recent years, Wake in Fright (1971) has cemented its reputation as one of the most important Australian films. But for decades after its release it was almost impossible to find a version to...
sunday essay: 3 ways philosophy can help us understand love

Sunday essay: 3 ways philosophy can help us understand love

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  Francois Gerard, Cupid and Psyche, 1798. Wikimedia Commons Love can seem a primal force, an intoxicating mix of desire, care, ecstasy and jealousy hard-wired into our hearts. The polar opposite of philosophy’s measured rationality...
a belgian farmer moved a rock and accidentally annexed france: the weird and wonderful history of man-made borders

A Belgian farmer moved a rock and accidentally annexed France: the weird and wonderful...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock This week, a farmer in the Belgian town of Erquelinnes caused an international ruckus when he moved a stone standing in his tractor’s path. This stone marked the boundary between Belgium and France. By moving...
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...