sunday essay: the australians who pioneered self-sufficiency, generations before nimbin

Sunday essay: the Australians who pioneered self-sufficiency, generations before Nimbin

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Whitlanders in the 1940s. Established in 1941 near the base of Victoria’s Mount Buffalo, this Catholic community celebrated the ‘dignity of manual labour’ and was led by a charismatic athlete and former judge’s...
Barry Humphries' humour is now history

Sunday essay: Barry Humphries’ humour is now history – that’s the fate of topical,...

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Dame Edna Everage at Melbourne Town Hall in 2006 after being presented with the Key to the City. Simon Mossman/AAP Let’s face it, Thursday evenings on ABC television are not quite the same any...
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Jonathon Welch Farewells Choir of Hard Knocks in ‘Seasons of Love’ concert

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After 13 years at the helm of Australia's most famous and loved, award winning choir - the Choir of Hard Knocks, Dr Jonathon Welch AM will give his Melbourne farewell concert Seasons of Love...

Hidden women of history: Kathleen McArthur, the wildflower woman who took on Joh Bjelke-Petersen

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Kathleen McArthur (left) and Judith Wright (right)   wildflowering at Currimundi in 1961.  Photo by Alex Jelinek. Courtesy Alexandra Moreno This year marks 50 years since the launch of one of Australia’s first major conservation battles,...
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Hidden women of history: Hop Lin Jong, a Chinese immigrant in the early days...

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The family of Hop Lin Jong (who is pictured on the far left) at the wedding of her daughter, Ruby (third from right) in 1924. Ruby was murdered by her husband the following...
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A Eulogy Upon A Talbot  By Dr Pepper aka David Pepperell

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My very dear friend of nearly 50 years Colin Talbot has passed away after a long illness. I liked him instantly the first time we met at the old "Planet" magazine offices in 1971 and...
a life outside of rock & roll – 3

A life outside of rock & roll – 3

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How someone met a drummer some time back by colin talbot   Dateline: New York City, a while back Nine years and a bit ago, Mitch Mitchell, drummer in the three-piece Jimi Hendrix Experience, died in Portland, Oregon....