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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 ...


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 ...


'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 ...


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 ...


Daphne Mayo Collection, Jane Hunt 2009 University of Queensland

Daphne Mayo Collection, Jane Hunt

Jane Hunt

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Radical Sydney: Places, Portraits And Unruly Episodes, Terence H. Irving, Rowan Cahill 2009 University of Wollongong

Radical Sydney: Places, Portraits And Unruly Episodes, Terence H. Irving, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

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