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The Cold War And Beyond, Rowan Cahill Jul 1985

The Cold War And Beyond, Rowan Cahill

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Reagan, amazing new science-fiction weapons, arms race, talk of war, paranoia about nuclear armageddon, spies, belligerent .foreign policies . . . a sense of deja vu. 1 am reminded of the 1950s, when I was a kid. I am a child of the Cold War; bom in the shadows of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, promised World War 1li some fourteen times to date, had atomic-blast emergency drills and {all-out shelters shoved down my throat before I was tett, was terrified in early adolescence by Nevil Shute's haunting On the Beach. One night dztring the Falklands War I sat hz the loungeroom with my ...


Pioneers Of The Illawarra - A History Of The Family Of Elias Organ In Wollongong, 1839-1869, Michael K. Organ, Robert Hardy Jan 1984

Pioneers Of The Illawarra - A History Of The Family Of Elias Organ In Wollongong, 1839-1869, Michael K. Organ, Robert Hardy

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

This history deals with the life and times of members of the Organ family who settled in the Illawarra region in 1839. The account is based on official government records and newspaper accounts. Unlike other such histories no core of personal memorabilia including letters, documents or artifacts survives, upon which a more personal account can be constructed. Some personal reminiscences dictated by members of the family in the 1920s and '30s have been used, however they are sketchy and were only used to indicate a line of research. This detailed study focuses on the circumstances of the Organ family during ...


The Crisis In The Steel Industry, Mike Donaldson, T. Donaldson Apr 1983

The Crisis In The Steel Industry, Mike Donaldson, T. Donaldson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The Broken Hill Proprietary Company (BHP) Australia's largest corporation, had a virtual monopoly on the steel industry in Australia. In the early 1980's it set about decimating its workforce, blaming an economic downturn, and demanding massive and unusual handouts from the Australian Government. This article exposes the myth of the 'crisis' in the steel industry, and reveals instead that the BHP, embarked upon a modernisation of its plant, held its workforce to ransom to extort concessions from the Government. It then destroyed nearly 4,000 jobs at its Port Kembla steelworks in Wollongong.


Redback Graphix - Gregor Cullen Interviewed By Mike Donaldson, Mike Donaldson, Gregor Cullen Jan 1981

Redback Graphix - Gregor Cullen Interviewed By Mike Donaldson, Mike Donaldson, Gregor Cullen

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Redback Graphix was a print workshop set up in Wollongong in 1980 by Michael Callaghan and Gregor Cullen. It produced striking, multicoloured posters for a variety of cultural activities, including union-related protests, musical events and theatre productions.


Nuclear Knights, Brian Martin Jan 1980

Nuclear Knights, Brian Martin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Serious exploration for uranium in Australia began in response to the development of nuclear weapons during and after World War II. A number of mines were operated in the 1950s and 1960s, notably at Rum Jungle in the Northern Territory, under the control of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission (AAEC) which was established in 1953. Also aiding the British nuclear weapons programme were twelve nuclear weapons tests in Australia in the 1950s, at Monte Bello Islands off the northwest coast, and at Emu Field and Maralinga in South Australia. The AAEC constrl,Jcted two research reactors at Lucas Heights near ...