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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Myrna Tonkinson

    • Myrna Tonkinson
    • 17 May 2007

    Dr Myrna Tonkinson is an honourary research fellow in anthropology in the School of Social and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia who has done research among Aboriginal people in the Western Desert of WA since 1974.

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  • RELIGION

    What’s wrong with Voting for Jesus?

    • Scott Stephens
    • 27 February 2007
    3 Comments

    I must confess to growing bored very quickly when I hear that our real problem today is the erosion of spirituality, of belief in a deeper dimension of life, and the consequent rampant materialism. From a properly Christian perspective, the problem today is not materialism, but religion itself.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Tower of Babel

    • Meg McNena
    • 11 December 2006
    1 Comment

    Lean Cuisine and single flannelette sheets to the heaven / of anywhere else. Born for higher things, a fair share / of paradise beyond the pale of suburban confinement.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    An alternative to the crude barometer of public opinion

    • Michael Ashby
    • 11 December 2006

    Most political studies are poll-driven. Because qualitative data are far less likely to be available, little is known about the the political experience and imaginings of "ordinary" Australians.

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  • RELIGION

    The World Game of ecumenical dialogue

    • Richard Treloar
    • 24 July 2006

    In the years ahead Faith and Order will address potentially church-dividing issues relating to biblical interpretation, theological anthropology, religious pluralism, mutual recognition of baptism, and other aspects of ecclesiology. The FIFA World Cup is an intrusion of the carnivalesque into ‘realpolitik.’ Richard Treloar muses on the intersection of these

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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

    Temporary inanity

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 26 June 2006

    I cocoon all day and well into the night, watching TV, chatting on the phone or fiddling aimlessly with the laptop. I am the luckiest being in history, warm and fed and sheltered and entertained and surrounded by family.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Our killing fields

    • Bob Reece
    • 24 June 2006
    2 Comments

    Bob Reece reviews Patrick Collins’ Goodbye Bussamarai: The Mandandanji Land War, Southern Queensland 1842–1852.

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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

    An ancient culture in peril

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 14 May 2006

    George Silberbauer’s links with Botswana go back a long way, but his special concern is for Kalahari Bushmen on the verge of losing their ancestral homeland.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Deep down under

    • Peter Pierce
    • 25 April 2006

    Peter Pierce salutes Joy Damousi, author of Freud in the Antipodes: A cultural history of psychoanalysis in Australia.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Personal tragedy, wider injustice

    • Godfrey Moase
    • 23 April 2006

    Godfrey Moase reviews Rene Baker: File #28/E.D.P, by Rene Powell and Bernadette Kennedy, and Peopling the Cleland Hills: Aboriginal History in Western Central Australia 1850–1980, by Michael Alexander Smith.

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