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by Gretchen Poiner
History doesn’t just happen. Take, for example, how New South Wales came into being as a colony; as an oversimplification it is evident that it was the British Government’s objective the to establish a penal colony and a settlement, but how the land, the country, was perceived was then a consequence of the processes and actions of settlement as these fed into British world views. The authorities in...
ISAA Event, 20 September 2016
You and I are broadly of the same generation, and I would suggest that any differences that we might have on foreign ownership of Australian property, assets and/or brands are going to be fairly marginal.
And that they are going to be miniscule when compared to the differences that we will have on this issue with our children and our grandchildren. Fundamental changes are taking place in...
In late August 1914 the Sydney newspaper the Sunday Times (30 August) described Red Cross volunteers as the ‘Angels of Mercy’, and Red Cross volunteers would ‘Stretch forth your hands to Save!’ Red Cross nurses, according to the report, had the touch of Christ, were willing to stand ready to ‘succor and tend the men laid low in the country’s service’.
In July 1914...
(a shorter version was published in ISAA Review, Volume 14, number 1, 2015, p.94)
To orient readers of Paul Gilchrist’s paper I would characterise it, first, as a commentary on my own paper ‘ My Unfinished World View’ published in the ISAA Review recently and, secondly, as a vehicle for introducing various aspects of Gilchrist’s own world view, including several that are the products of his own thinking. Paul Gilchrist...
Auriol Weigold is a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Design at theUniversity of Canberra. The paper from which aspects of this Commentary are drawn, was written with the support of the Australian Prime Ministers Centre, Old Parliament House, Canberra (2011-12), entitled ‘Australia-India relations in insecure times: Malcolm Fraser’s engagement’. It was published in L Brennan & A Weigold (eds) Re-thinking India: Perceptions from Australia. Readworthy Publications,...
In celebration and acknowledgement of the modernist foundations as the Emu Plains home and studio of artists Margo and Gerald Lewers, until their respective deaths in 1978 and 1962, the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest programs exhibitions which explore aspects of the modernist era and endeavour.
Currently showing, Take a Seat – Australian Modernist Seating, explores a period (1940-1975) of immense vitality...