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Uncooked Lamb: Over-clever humorous Propaganda

Uncooked Lamb: Over-clever humorous Propaganda

Any serious historian or a sociologist in the broad Australian Studies areas must be puzzled at the messaging of the recent Australian Lamb promotional video, and the, alas, popular response on social media. We have been here before, so many times. Clever? or humorous...

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The First Week of 2022

The First Week of 2022

The first week of 2022, of “Januray,” as the artist wrote (image below), has passed, indeed! In Australia, after the first week of January in the new year, in the Covid-19 numbers we have 381,269 active cases, 3,979 hospitalised, 275 in ICU, and 2,319 total deaths (as...

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What Does It Mean for Brisbane as a City?

What Does It Mean for Brisbane as a City?

The Kangaroo Point and Districts History Group recently raised questions on what Brisbane had become as a city since Conrad Martens' image in 1851, "Brisbane Views from Bowen Terrace Looking across Kangaroo Point." I believe that the Council and the city's residents...

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Stan Grant’s Article on Tutu, Nietzsche, and the End of History

Stan Grant’s Article on Tutu, Nietzsche, and the End of History

Stan Grant writes: “Our ‘historical fever’, Nietzsche said, ‘may bring about the decay of a people’. If history becomes sovereign, he wrote, it ‘would constitute a kind of final closing out of the accounts of life for mankind’. Isn't this what we see in our world...

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Poetry of a Lonely in the Compassionate Crowd

Poetry of a Lonely in the Compassionate Crowd

Poetry of a Lonely in the Compassionate Crowd On the evening of the 12 November 2021, 8.30. Fish out of water. Showcase of communications, In art and films. Always the question – What am I doing here? I get an email invitation Out of the blue. So, I came. I did not...

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Melbourne, Brisbane Southside, and Urban Development

Melbourne, Brisbane Southside, and Urban Development

I lived in Melbourne for a decade. Coming from Brisbane, what struck me is the largeness of the diverse landscape. The foliage and species differed, as well as the contours, but diverse suburban landscapes were paralleled in Brisbane, at a different scale. You had a...

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Dreams, Nightmares, Reality

Dreams, Nightmares, Reality

“I was in London. The imagined landscape was nothing familiar and nothing that, I suspect, Londoners would recognise. The sense was that the location was Southwark and out to Bermondsey. I was in a scenario. I knew and believed that much. I had taken the morning off...

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POWERS, ENTITIES, AND assimilation…

POWERS, ENTITIES, AND assimilation…

POWERS, ENTITIES, AND assimilation… Commercial and Military entities believe that that they are the only real power, the only true conflict. They are nothing without entities of Spirit, which are regularly co-opted to an illegitimate cause. What are we talking about...

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