Search Results: colonisation

  • AUSTRALIA

    Arnhem Land vision for sanity in the city

    • Jonathan Hill
    • 23 December 2006
    10 Comments

    After a visit to Ngukurr in Arnhem Land, a return home to Sydney and the horrifying reality of a culture that measures progress by the extent to which humans can destroy the land.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Feature letter: Wadeye youth can master their destiny

    • Brian McCoy
    • 18 September 2006

    A crude distinction between "bush life of their ancestors" and "modern youth culture" makes hunting "ancestral", and heavy metal music "modern", as if modern men don't hunt, and those who do cannot enjoy heavy metal music.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Heartfelt account of life in Mutijulu

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 21 August 2006

    Aided by stirring imagery of the Central Australian outback, Uncle Bob’s melodic vocal tones draw the viewer deeply into his description of the indigenous concept, “Kanyini”—a holistic sense of “connectedness” that encompasses family, belief system, spirituality and relationship with the land.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why change Aborigines into images of ourselves?

    • Brian McCoy
    • 21 August 2006
    12 Comments

    It was one thing for some of our politicians to reveal that they clearly misunderstand Aboriginal people and their culture. It is quite another thing when a reporter goes to live in a community for ten days and thinks she got the measure of 'the cultural and social issues at play'.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Beyond the clichés of US colonisation of Australia

    • Michael Ashby
    • 07 August 2006

    Denis Altman's 51st State aims to undermine the clichés associated with Australian-US Relatons, without underestimating the remorseless destruction of Australian identity, and political and business life, as well as many local norms and icons.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Historical novels

    • Delia Falconer
    • 06 July 2006

    Are we writing too many of them? Is there a crisis of relevance in Austlit? No, argues Delia Falconer.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The frontier fallen

    • Tom Griffiths
    • 05 July 2006

    Historians are fighting a mini war over frontier history and the number of Aboriginal dead. Tom Griffiths argues for a different approach.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    War costs

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 01 July 2006

    On an Australian autumn day, the human reality of war intrudes only by stealth. At a demonstration, the sound of an air raid siren evokes the terror of those who wait for bombs to fall. In a riverbank exhibition, photographs of love and tenderness hint at all that war destroys.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A shiny new regime

    • Jack Waterford
    • 01 July 2006

    We can all take it as read that various shivers have gone down various spines in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The real question is whether one is going down ours.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Windschuttle’s Whitewash

    • Robert Manne
    • 18 June 2006

    This is the full text of the speech prepared for the debate with Keith Windschuttle at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival. It draws on some of the contributions found in Robert Manne’s (ed), Whitewash: On Keith Windschuttle’s Fabrication of Aboriginal History (Black Inc, 2003).

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Ways of reading sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities

    • Myrna Tonkinson
    • 12 June 2006
    4 Comments

    It has become unpopular to invoke cultural and individual factors to explain the appalling conditions of Australia's Indigenous population. Some of the pronouncements emanating from government and other quarters are patronising and couched in terms that suggest that Indigenous people are wilfully recalcitrant.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The threat to empire

    • Luke Fraser
    • 11 May 2006

    An ageing population may be the downfall of the Western empire

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