author: Gillian Bouras

  • AUSTRALIA

    Big Brother cameras inhibit teacher performance

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 28 April 2008
    6 Comments

    The proposed performance-related pay structure for teachers, whereby short videos will be made of teachers in the classroom, seems geared towards extroverts. Individuals with a more flamboyant style will likely be deemed the better performers.

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  • RELIGION

    Nonconformist Aussie anticipates traditional Greek Easter

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 17 March 2008
    3 Comments

    In the Orthodox Church, Lent is a fairly strict period of austerity, which is one reason for Carnival: traditional societies have long understood that sessions of high spirits are needed before and after difficult times. They are also undisturbed by the blurring of the sacred and the secular.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A great leap year for reconciliation

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 29 February 2008
    2 Comments

    According to the Ethiopian ecclesiastical calendar, a leap year belongs to St Luke. Having made its national apology to the Stolen Generations, for Australia this leap year has more in common with China's Great Leap Forward.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The purest of pleasures

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 04 July 2006

    Or is it? Gillian Bouras gardens in Greece.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The last goodbye

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 10 May 2006

    Gillian Bouras looks at the role of the body in death

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  • RELIGION

    The comforting word

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 29 April 2006

    In extremis, we seek what we know, or something very close to it.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The power of the word

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 27 April 2006

    Ulm Minster is a testament to the eternal longing humans have always had for understanding

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The dance goes on

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 23 April 2006

    Forty years after she first saw the film Zorba the Greek, an Australian in Greece takes a second look and finds herself deeply shocked

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Tracking twins

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 20 April 2006

    Gillian Bouras examines the intertwined lives of two extraordinary 19th-century sisters.    

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Gillian Bouras

    • Gillian Bouras

    Gillian Bouras is an Australian writer who has been based in the Peloponnese, Greece, for more than 30 years. She has had eight books published; another (Seeing and Believing) is accessible via her website. Her journalism has been published in six countries. She has three sons and three grandsons, with one son living permanently in Australia, so she herself has had to learn to live with 'the divided heart'. But Gillian herself will always be Aussie.

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