Category Archives: Australian Story

Beautiful pictures of Australia

From one of our commenters. Might as well advertise my own verbal commentary on Australiana as well. And more. The work of the late Kilmeny Niland, a brilliant and versatile artist and illustrator. She painted several different kinds of Australian … Continue reading

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Sydney Institute papers on line

Issue 39.

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Australia’s infrastructure “woes” as seen from Canada

From the front page of today’s Globe and Mail: Infrastructure bank seeks to avoid woes of Australian peer. Politics is a clear dividing line in Australia when it comes to infrastructure. Since 2013, Australia has been led by the Liberal … Continue reading

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WW2 code breakers

I don’t want to abort the discussion but I am advised that PR for this publication is premature so I will regretfully delete the details. Will come back when it fits with the plans of the publisher and the author … Continue reading

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What a great story

From the Herald Sun: The Mordialloc-Chelsea Leader reported, beside tales of stolen purses and the like, that three men with iron bars “attempted to hijack” a late-model Commodore in a Bonbeach reserve on Sunday evening, June 4. “One man opened … Continue reading

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It’s not Red who is racist – it’s the ABC

This morning Red Symons offered an apology for last week’s ABC beat up. On his program this morning Mr Symons apologised, saying he was wrong in the way he conducted the interview and that it is “not who I am”. … Continue reading

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Remembering Alan McGilvray

The beginning of the end of the ABC was when Alan McGilvray and Johnny Moyes went off the air. And Blue Hills. He batted with Bradman, captained NSW and pioneered the art of faking “live” commentary from England using cable … Continue reading

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Some Gough Whitlam stories

Not much to laugh about these days. However the other night I dined with some new Chinese friends including a very impressive English lady who is the Director of a new cultural studies centre in the Western Sydney Uni at … Continue reading

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The university student – 1967

Recently Sinc put up a post to challenge the people who pine for the mythical golden age of universities in times past when the misty-eyed and doddering old farts were students. Speaking with the confidence of a scholar in the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Alistair Crooks Aboriginal slavery in South Australia?

As the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 referendum approaches, and the debate on the Recognition referendum intensifies, it was interesting to read an article in the Australian about ‘myth-making’ (Myths about the 1967 referendum should be discarded) by Sydney University … Continue reading

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