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Adelaide And The Birth Of Anzac Day, Gareth Knapman 2011 Australian National University

Adelaide And The Birth Of Anzac Day, Gareth Knapman

Gareth Knapman

No abstract provided.


Decolonising Spaces And The Exemplary Life Of Tess Brill's Activism, Julie-Ann Paredes 2011 Southern Cross University

Decolonising Spaces And The Exemplary Life Of Tess Brill's Activism, Julie-Ann Paredes

Julie-Ann Paredes

Statistics continue to show that quantifiable disadvantages still exist today between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Australia, collectively referred to in common vernacular as ‘the gap’. This situation may be understood as an ongoing ‘echo factor’ of colonisation, but when ‘the gap’ is considered as metaphor, it may represent the ‘space of disconnect’ between Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledges and ‘alternative ways of knowing the world.’ By exploring this space through a lens of reflexivity, this thesis will consider not only the links between Australia’s colonial past and status as a settler nation but the potential of reflexivity as a ...


Into The Desert: The Horn Expedition Of 1894, Sean K. Zimmer 2011 Trinity College

Into The Desert: The Horn Expedition Of 1894, Sean K. Zimmer

Senior Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Asian Migrant Writers In Australia And The Negotiation Of The Third Space, Jacqueline M. Highland 2011 Edith Cowan University

Asian Migrant Writers In Australia And The Negotiation Of The Third Space, Jacqueline M. Highland

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

This thesis is a comparative study of three selected texts by Australian novelists
Yasmine Gooneratne, A Change of Skies,(1991) Adib Khan, Seasonal
Adjustments (1994) and Brian Castro, Birds of Passage ((1983). All three writers
explore the experiences and perceptions of their protagonists in relating to the
landscape, people and cultural traditions within the Australian context into which
they have migrated from different Asian countries. Brian Castro’s central
characters, Lo Yun Shan and Seamus O’Young, are drawn from two contexts, the
former from the 19th century China while the latter is a contemporary Australian
born Chinese. Gooneratne’s ...


How Understanding The Aboriginal Kinship System Can Inform Better Policy And Practice: Social Work Research With The Larrakia And Warumungu Peoples Of Northern Territory, Karen Christine King 2011 Australian Catholic University

How Understanding The Aboriginal Kinship System Can Inform Better Policy And Practice: Social Work Research With The Larrakia And Warumungu Peoples Of Northern Territory, Karen Christine King

Theses

This qualitative inquiry explored the kinship system of both the Larrakia and Warumunga peoples of the Northern territory with the aim of informing social work theory and practice in Australia. It also aimed to return information to the knowledge holders for the purposes of strengthening Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and doing.


Sand And Skirts: A Study Of British Women In Early Colonial Fremantle, 1829-39, Toni Church 2011 University of Notre Dame Australia

Sand And Skirts: A Study Of British Women In Early Colonial Fremantle, 1829-39, Toni Church

Theses

This study of Fremantle during the first decade of British settlement at Swan River investigates the trauma and triumph of its female colonists. In this outpost of empire, British women hoped for a better life, with greater economic and social freedoms, and a promising future for their families. They faced many challenges to achieve these aspirations.

On their journey to Swan River they experienced the cramped conditions on board the emigrant ships that bred disease and discontent amongst passengers. Some suffered from violence, and loss was a part of everyday life. Loss of belongings and livestock in rough seas hampered ...


'A Blood-Stained Corpse In The Butler's Pantry’: The Queensland Bush Book Club, Robin Wagner 2011 Gettysburg College

'A Blood-Stained Corpse In The Butler's Pantry’: The Queensland Bush Book Club, Robin Wagner

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Lending libraries were not the norm in 1934 when the Carnegie Corporation of New York sent American librarian, Ralph Munn, to conduct a study of the condition of Australian libraries. In his initial survey Munn learned of the Queensland Bush Book Club, an organization of well-to-do, philanthropic women from Brisbane who had established a book lending service for settlers in the Outback. They hoped to ease the drudgery and lighten the burden faced by isolated women and their families in the rural areas. The antidote was a regular parcel of “proper” reading matter which included books, newspapers and magazines. They ...


The Stolen Veteran: Institutionalisation, Military Service, And The Stolen Generations, Noah Jed Riseman 2011 Australian Catholic University

The Stolen Veteran: Institutionalisation, Military Service, And The Stolen Generations, Noah Jed Riseman

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

No abstract provided.


Radio Narrative: Considerations On Form And Aesthetic, Siobhan McHugh 2010 University of Wollongong

Radio Narrative: Considerations On Form And Aesthetic, Siobhan Mchugh

Siobhan McHugh

No abstract provided.


Oral History And The Radio Documentary/Feature: Introducing The Cohrd (Crafted Oral History Radio Documentary), Siobhan McHugh 2010 University of Wollongong

Oral History And The Radio Documentary/Feature: Introducing The Cohrd (Crafted Oral History Radio Documentary), Siobhan Mchugh

Siobhan McHugh

No abstract provided.


Mapping An Ancestral Past: Discovering The Charles Richards’ Maps Of Aboriginal South-Eastern Australia, Gareth Knapman 2010 Australian National University

Mapping An Ancestral Past: Discovering The Charles Richards’ Maps Of Aboriginal South-Eastern Australia, Gareth Knapman

Gareth Knapman

Drawn in 1892, the Charles Richards’ maps locate 208 Aboriginal linguistic groups in south-eastern Australia. In 2009 the maps were rediscovered in the departmental archives of Museum Victoria. The maps are an important new nineteenth-century source for understanding the boundaries of language groups at that time. Richards interviewed Aboriginal people and recorded their languages and customs. As an ethnologist, Richards seems not to have been involved in many of the correspondence networks that were central to nineteenth-century ethnology and he was therefore little known in his own time and subsequently. Some of his word-list/dictionaries were published in 1902 in ...


Incarcerating Indigenous People Of The Wongatha Lands In The Eastern Goldfields Of Western Australia : Indigenous Leaders’ Perspectives, Stephen J. Bedells 2010 Edith Cowan University

Incarcerating Indigenous People Of The Wongatha Lands In The Eastern Goldfields Of Western Australia : Indigenous Leaders’ Perspectives, Stephen J. Bedells

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

The Wongi

people are Indigenous to the Goldfields region and account for just 10 per cent of the population; yet they make up 90 per cent of the prisoners. With Indigenous incarceration rates above 8,000 per 100,000 adult male population in Western Australia, imprisonment is clearly a common experience for Indigenous men and women that profoundly affect the lives of their families. Gaols are meant to be used as a sentence of last resort when the severity of the offence requires severe punishment and prevention of further offences requires close confinement. For this research, Wongi leaders were interviewed ...


The Pacificator: Discovering The Lost Bust Of George Augustus Robinson, Gareth Knapman 2010 Australian National University

The Pacificator: Discovering The Lost Bust Of George Augustus Robinson, Gareth Knapman

Gareth Knapman

IN ONE OF THE BACKHANDED compliments for which Mark Twain was famous, he observed ‘in memory of the Greatest man Australasia ever developed or ever will develop, there is a stately monument to George Augustus Robinson, the Conciliator, in – no, it is to another man, I forget his name’.1 As a critic of imperialism and colonialism, Twain saw Robinson as a like-minded being who was on the right side of history. As far as Twain was concerned, this humanitarian hero and critic of colonial expansion was forgotten in the gilded age of 1890s high imperialism. In Twain’s time ...


Let's We Forget: Responsibility And The Archive Under Howard, Grayson Cooke 2010 Southern Cross University

Let's We Forget: Responsibility And The Archive Under Howard, Grayson Cooke

Grayson Cooke

Apologies and the taking of responsibility are complex processes, especially when it is a government that is involved in the taking. Of what does a governmental apology consist? What happens when a government takes responsibility? Apologies are usually given, and responsibility usually taken, with the aim of expressing contrition for some act performed or not performed, and with the further aim of beginning to make amends for what was done or left undone. When governments apologise, they do so in recognition that something went wrong, and that something must change. But what really happens when a government apologises, and is ...


Daphne Mayo’S Self-Portrait: Australian Sculptor; Experiment With Colour; Or Woman With Toothache?, Jane Hunt 2010 Bond University

Daphne Mayo’S Self-Portrait: Australian Sculptor; Experiment With Colour; Or Woman With Toothache?, Jane Hunt

Jane Hunt

A self-portrait by Australian sculptor Daphne Mayo, housed, unframed, in an art file in the University of Queensland’s Fryer Library is one of those images that can lead to ever-expanding circles of research and cross-disciplinary reading. Daphne Mayo was a key Australian sculptor of the mid-twentieth century, the creator of numerous prominent pieces of public art, and a woman who contributed significantly to the shaping of the Queensland Public art collection during the same period. There are a number of ways to analyse Mayo's body of work as a whole – as an artist herself in terms of her ...


Australian Geography Unit, Daniel Scarbrough 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Australian Geography Unit, Daniel Scarbrough

Social Sciences

These lesson plans are designed for American students to learn about Australian Geography in a exciting and fun way. It will cover both physical and cultural geography aspects and this unit is designed for 9th grade geography and social science classes. The lesson plans consist of lecture portion and activities. This variety of teaching styles will cater to students of all learning styles (audio, verbal, and kinesthetic) and be enjoyable and informative.


'Not Yet Ready': Australian University Libraries And Carnegie Corporation Philanthropy, 1935-1945, Michael J. Birkner 2010 Gettysburg College

'Not Yet Ready': Australian University Libraries And Carnegie Corporation Philanthropy, 1935-1945, Michael J. Birkner

History Faculty Publications

In recent years the Carnegie Corporation's influence on Australian library development has been fruitfully examined from many angles, among them its role in promoting free-library movements in the various states. One piece of the story, however, remains mostly in the shadows: the Corporation's initiatives pointing towards modernizing and professionalizing Australian university libraries. Although the Corporation's philanthropic enterprise at the university level yielded mixed results at best, it was not inconsequential. It provided a blueprint for future university-library development in Australia. In one instance, at the University of Melbourne, it inspired a vice-chancellor to articulate a vision of ...


They Did What They Were Asked To Do: An Historical Analysis Of The Contribution Of Two Women's Religious Institutes Within The Educational And Social Development Of The City Of Ballarat, With Particular Reference To The Period 1950-1980, Heather O'Connor 2010 Australian Catholic University

They Did What They Were Asked To Do: An Historical Analysis Of The Contribution Of Two Women's Religious Institutes Within The Educational And Social Development Of The City Of Ballarat, With Particular Reference To The Period 1950-1980, Heather O'Connor

Theses

This thesis covers the period 1950-1980, chosen for the significance of two major events which affected the apostolic lives of the women religious under study: the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), and the progressive introduction of state aid to Catholic schools, culminating in the policies of the Whitlam government (1972-1975) which entrenched bipartisan political commitment to funding non-government schools. It also represents the period during which governments of all persuasions became more involved in the operations of non-government agencies, which directly impacted on services provided by the churches and the women religious under study, not least by imposing strict conditions of ...


'A Little Bit Of Love For Me And A Murder For My Old Man': The Queensland Bush Book Club, Robin Wagner 2010 Gettysburg College

'A Little Bit Of Love For Me And A Murder For My Old Man': The Queensland Bush Book Club, Robin Wagner

Musselman Library Staff Publications

This paper addresses rural book distribution in an era before free public libraries came to Australia. Well-to-do, city women established clubs, which solicited donations of “proper reading matter” and raised funds for the purchase of books for their “deprived sisters” in the Outback. They took advantage of a well-developed rail system to deliver book parcels to rural families. In New South Wales and Queensland they were known as Bush Book Clubs.

Testimonials found in the Clubs’ annual reports provide a snapshot of the hard scrabble frontier life and the gratitude with which these parcels were received. This paper looks at ...


Daphne Mayo Collection, Jane Hunt 2009 University of Queensland

Daphne Mayo Collection, Jane Hunt

Jane Hunt

No abstract provided.


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