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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    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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    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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    In search of Henry Lawson's mother's birthplace

    • Brian Matthews
    • 27 June 2007
    3 Comments

    A literary pilgrimage to rural lands near Wellington, NSW, while writing a book about Louisa Lawson. You never arrive: there is no pub, no post office, no CWA; no change in the benign parquetry of land ploughed, harvested, under crop, straggling with native scrub.

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    Knowing where the bodies are buried

    • Tony Smith
    • 27 June 2007

    But for its indubitable basis in reality, Shane Maloney's political thriller Sucked In would be fine therapy for those jaded Australians hoping to see an election year eruption of idealism in the affairs of state.

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    Grave notes

    • James Waller
    • 13 June 2007

    A selection of 31 one-line poems.

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    Inconvenient truths and crude awakenings

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 13 June 2007
    1 Comment

    A shocking new documentary with compelling economic and cultural arguments that add weight to the warning environmentalists have been issuing for years. When the oil runs out—and it has to, eventually—it will drastically, permanently change our world.

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    A short note on secrets

    • Brian Doyle
    • 13 June 2007
    5 Comments

    Women and secrets led me to murky confusion where I have lived ever since. The first girl I ever kissed swore me to secrecy, but we were fourteen years old then and I didn’t actually have anyone to tell the secret to, since my brothers and friends would have fallen down laughing at the very idea that a girl had kissed me.

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    Grubby oil grab that left a tiny country gasping

    • Christine Kearney
    • 13 June 2007
    1 Comment

    Ugly. Rapacious. Bruising and governed by the narrowest definitions of national interest. These are a few of the descriptions that spring to mind after reading this devastating portrait of Australia’s negotiations over oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea.

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    Greenhouse mafia's scorching approach to climate change

    • John Button
    • 13 June 2007
    11 Comments

    No wonder people hope for arguments which suggest climate change will go away. The discussion about climate change has become increasingly feverish, polemical and downright dishonest.

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