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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Bill Williams

    • Bill Williams
    • 17 May 2007

    Bill Williams is a doctor on the Victorian surf coast and vice-president of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War. He has had two books published, Kumanjayi's Country, and a book on men's health, Men. He is also an excellent surfer.

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    Paul Daffey

    • Paul Daffey
    • 17 May 2007

    Paul Daffey is a Melbourne freelance journalist, whose book Local Rites: A year in Grass Roots Football in Victoria and Beyond was published in 2001.

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    Dave Hoskin

    • Dave Hoskin
    • 17 May 2007

    Dave Hoskin is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts. His writing has appeared in Metro and Pathway, and his short films have screened at festivals around the world.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Remembering a hanging

    • Peter Norden
    • 27 February 2007
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    Forty years ago Ronald Ryan had a noose put around his neck by the prison hangman. With the authority of the Victorian State Government, its then Premier, Henry Bolte, and the Victorian Supreme Court he was killed. Ryan was the last man hanged in Australia, and many believe he will always retain that infamous privilege.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Gold panner's large rewards from small discoveries

    • Paul Daffey
    • 11 December 2006
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    Max Muir, who worked on the Victorian Railways all his working life, says many railway employees have hobbies such as fishing or golf—pastimes that can be enjoyed either alone or in groups, and at odd hours if need be. In Muir’s case, he developed the hobby of panning for gold.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A planet of slums

    • Gary Pearce
    • 10 July 2006

    Mike Davis' new book belongs to a long tradition of studies of the urban poor – among them, Friedrich Engels’s examination of Victorian Manchester in The Condition of the Working Class in England. Davis updates this genre for a period of globalisation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Wotjobaluk man

    • As told by William John Kennedy Snr
    • 08 July 2006
    1 Comment

    William John Kennedy Snr. is the oldest male Aboriginal elder in the State of Victoria. He fought in the Second World War. He worked on the railways. He campaigned for land rights. And he just happens to be my grandfather. To most people he’s known as ‘Uncle Jack’, but to me, he’s ‘Pop’. This is his story.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Between overs

    • Morag Fraser
    • 07 July 2006

    Welcome to our Summer issue. As we prepared this holiday edition it was raining in Victoria.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Caught in the Act

    • Paul Martin
    • 15 June 2006

    Paul Martin finds Victoria’s Water Act  is full of holes.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Rancour in the rank and file

    • Nick Way
    • 27 April 2006

    Nick Way looks at the reasons behind poor morale among Victoria’s biggest union.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Searching for Borrisnoe

    • Peter Hamilton
    • 21 April 2006
    1 Comment

    It’s a long way to Tipperary from New York, via Victoria, and once there it’s not so easy to trace your grandmother’s footsteps

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    Brian Matthews

    • Brian Matthews

    Brian Matthews writes the By the Way column for Eureka Street. Brian is honorary Professor of English at Flinders University, Adelaide where he taught for 25 years and was awarded Flinders' first Personal Chair in English. He was Fulbright Scholar in Residence at the University of Oregon, 1986, and subsequently held visiting professorships at the universities of Trento, Venice and Bologna. He was head of the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies and professor of Australian studies at the University of London, 1993–96. In 1997 he became foundation director of the Europe Australia Institute at Victoria University, Melbourne. As a writer of biography, fiction and memoir and as a columnist for the Weekend Australian Magazine and Eureka Street, he has won numerous

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