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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Empathy for an emotionally abusive mother

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 08 August 2007

    The director of a new Australian film on the migration experience depicts the resilience of childhood. He also aims to evoke from his audience a degree of compassion for a difficult, struggling mother.

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    Why Clive the bay gelding was out of sorts

    • John Honner
    • 25 July 2007

    Trevor was having trouble getting his big bay gelding called Clive, aka ‘The Flyer’, into his float. Clive was meant to be at the races in a couple of hours, but he was snorting and stamping and being distinctly uncooperative. Clive was trying to tell him something.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Wilberforce film points to task of modern abolitionists

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 25 July 2007
    2 Comments

    This year marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Britain. Social justice organisations around the world are using the film Amazing Grace to put a spotlight on the modern trade in human trafficking.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Joycepoem

    • Peter Steele
    • 25 July 2007

    A poem recollecting visits to the Jesuit-run Belvedere College, in the north of Dublin, where James Joyce had most of his secondary schooling.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Innocent happiness and heavily curtained windows

    • Michael Mullins
    • 25 July 2007

    The Australian character is set against that of the European nations from which the 'new Australians' arrived after World War II. For them, Australia offered "considerably safety and little menace", but heavily curtained windows rather than dancing in the streets they were accustomed to.

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    A mystery of olive groves and aloof neighbours

    • Brian Matthews
    • 25 July 2007

    Country people are welcoming. They smile at you, however vaguely, passing in the street, and shopkeepers and tradespeople are invariably polite and helpful. But there is the odd exception, sometimes the very odd exception.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Evangelical Christianity enters the dreaming

    • Joanna Cruickshank
    • 25 July 2007
    1 Comment

    At a German mission in Victoria's Wimmera, a young Wotjobaluk man converted to Christianity in 1860. After a vision of Jesus sweating blood in Gethsemane, he began evangelising his people in their own language.

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    Further challenge to historical record on Aboriginal massacres

    • Tony Smith
    • 11 July 2007
    2 Comments

    A 19th century dispute over rights to whale on Victoria’s western coast saw a massacre of local Aboriginal people. The image of uniformed, white officers appearing in Aboriginal communities, supposedly to restore order and protect children, gives eerie timeliness to an uncompromising new account by Bruce Pascoe.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    History rises amidst film's humane depth

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 11 July 2007

    Lucky Miles is an outrageous buddy comedy set in 1990 in the Western Australian wilderness, with echoes of September 11, border security, and the totalitarian Indigenous intervention. This topicality borders on prophetic, as the film was conceived seven years ago.

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    Ten poems: From Woman in Bushfire to man in Sea of Tranquillity

    • Ten Poets
    • 11 July 2007

    The sound of the horse races is my father’s music / A soft dream hidden by ambition / take other paths or just stay put / silence(d) / beer and didgeredoo / the time it might take in getting home.

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    Near the hallowed cricket ground

    • Brian Doyle
    • 27 June 2007
    1 Comment

    A man walking his dog tells a story. / He tells me that when he was a child / There was a man living by the river / In a tiny hut made of leaf and thatch.

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    Empathetic and provocative parts of the sum

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 27 June 2007

    Multi-story films have a special power. They examine the lives of seemingly unrelated people whose fates become potently, albeit incidentally, connected. But sometimes a set of strong short films does not add up to a powerful feature.

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