Australian Life Essays

  • Paddy Bedford's Australian Life

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    affecting the Aboriginal arts and culture community and will talk about aboriginal social change at play in Australian society today. In addition, the essay also interrogates the issue of social injustice and equal rights with cause of preserving Aboriginal tradition. Most importantly, it will indicate my deep understanding about what it means to be Australian from investigating Paddy Bedford life, as well as, the historical events surrounding the East Kimberly. The East Kimberly region of Western

  • The impacts of the Stolen Generation on Australian Life

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    were displaced and placed into white families. The lack of understanding and respect for Aboriginal culture also meant that many people who supported the removal of these children really thought they were doing “the right thing”. The impact on Australian life today is still being felt as the Stolen Generation is seen as a recent event has it only ended in the early 1970s. Children that where taken away back then now cannot trace back their roots and therefore have no record of their family history

  • Sidney Nolan's Influence On Australian Life

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    depictions of Australian life, Sidney Nolan became one of Australia’s most recognisable artists. 2017 marks the hundredth year of his birth (22nd April 1917). This provides a rare opportunity to reintroduce some of Nolan’s work and artistic visions. The event contains a collection of artworks throughout Nolan’s life and includes part of the Ned Kelly that Nolan is most well known for. Renowned for his depictions of the Kelly Gang bushrangers, his interest in the negative aspects of life also led to

  • Comparing Australian Poems 'Life Cycle And Drifters'

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    The concept of Distinctly Australian comes from the Australian culture and stereotypes surrounding our way of life. Australian culture has many faces and can present itself in many ways; two poems from Bruce Dawe that explore this idea are ‘Life Cycle’ and ‘Drifters’ which show varied aspects of Australian life, from the rigid structure and lifelong passion for sport in our nation to the constant upheaval and alienation that comes from drifting in and out of communities looking for work. Another

  • Australian Poetry: An Analysis of Bruce Dawe's Poem, Life-Cycle

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    influential poets of the 20th century. Dawe’s poems capture Australian life in numerous ways, whether it is our passion for AFL in Life-Cycle or our reckless nature towards war as in Homecoming. Dawe creates very complicated poems reflecting the author’s context relevant to the time period, your context is based upon your reading of the poem, where you may gather different meanings, to that of the original intent, hidden within the text. Life-Cycle: Written in the 1960’s this poem is one of the most

  • ANZAC Legend: Still Relevant To Australian Life

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    living and coming to Australia for peace and safety. With many events that have shaped Australia, the ANZAC legend is no exception. The purpose of this essay is to show that the ANZAC legend is still relevant to Australian life today. The ANZAC legend is the legend in which, Australian and New Zealand troops helped to establish their countries reputation. They did this through their qualities of bravery and strength when they were faced with challenges. Due to what all of these courageous men from

  • americanisation of australian television

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    The Americanization of Australian Television is a sad and terrible thing. It is a process whereby ordinary Australians are bombarded every day with images of American lifestyle, so much that it merges almost unnoticed into their own lifestyle. It is a process whereby our home-grown entertainment industry is overwhelmed by the enormous powerhouse of the American economy, with drastic effects upon the modern Australian nation. Not only is Australian free to air TV being dominated by American produced

  • The Australian Surf Life Saving Association (ASLSA)

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    Executive Summary Saving lives, building strong supportive communities and improved Australian lifestyles. The report aims to display current adversities facing the Australian Surf Life Saving Association (ASLSA) furthermore outlining the current structure, governance and organisational administration of the association. The challenges that exist within the ASLSA are embracing Australia’s recent growth in cultural diversity within the organisation as well as current safety concerns within the surf

  • Adaptations of Australian Animals to Desert Conditions

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    Adaptations of Australian Animals to Desert Conditions Australian desert animals are exposed to such conditions as scarcity of food, increased body temperature, and dehydration. However, through behavioral, physiological, and anatomical adaptations, they can survive in the harsh outback. What specific functions allow desert animals to conserve water and reduce heat gain while maintaining homeostasis? How is metabolism affected? For many Australian animals, enzymes or cells are altered and hormones

  • Characterization of Scully in Tim Winton’s The Riders

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    writing so far. Scully’s character encompasses all the traditional traits of the Australian: his use of vernacular, appearance, humor, as well as the outlook and many more. Winton has the reader accompany Scully in his desperate struggle through Europe and it is Scully’s personality that the reader finds themselves enjoying more than the sightseeing trip. "...Scully [is] one of the most memorable characters in Australian fiction." Scully is memorable because his traits could be found in someone

  • The History of the Australian Penal Colonies

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    The History of the Australian Penal Colonies Abel Magwitch was one of the two acquitted criminals in Dickens' Great Expectations. The convicts in this novel were sent to either Newgate prison or shipped to Australia where they were placed in penal settlements. Magwitch was sent to New South Wales for his connections with Compeyson (the other convict) and was sentenced on felony charges of swindling and forgery. Convicts sent to penal settlements suffered the same abuse that slaves were exposed

  • Breaker morant

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    through the Australians minds, especially Lieutenant Harry Breaker Morant. „h I lieutenant Harry Breaker Morant, state to you all today, as god as my witness, in the fight for justice, that my actions and behavior did not at any time breach those of orders given to me by the British High Command during periods of combat. However it was ironically clear that the corrupt jury did not listen, appreciate, or respect Handcock, Whitten or myself in the one eyed courtroom. It was as if we Australians where

  • capital punishment

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    Australia Changes its Position on the Death Penalty On 16 February 2003 the Australian PM said in a Sunday morning television interview that the Bali bombers “should be dealt with in accordance with Indonesian law. …and if [the death penalty] is what the law of Indonesia provides, well, that is how things should proceed. There won’t be any protest from Australia”.[1] In early March 2003 the PM told US television that he would welcome the death penalty for Osama Bin Laden. “I think everybody would”

  • Eureka!

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    'The Republic', 'The Fight of Eureka Stockade' and 'Freedom of the Wallaby', Lawson may well have been trying to light the fire of Australian nationalism and a move to independence with our own flag, The Southern Cross. To many, the Eureka rebellion of the 3rd of December 1854 is a defining moment in Australian history. It is not surprising that the legendary Australian poet, Henry Lawson (1867-1922), wrote about an event of such national trauma - as many others have in the years since - more than

  • John Misto's The Shoe-Horn Sonata

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    through the hunger at Christmas. The Japanese then allowed the Australian men to visit the nurses, while the nurses sang a Christmas carol them. “The Japs let us do it”. Misto created this image for the viewer to understand the separation between the men and the women in war; it was the image that was created that was used to show the division of the Australians by the Japanese. The Japanese wanted to be able to control the Australians whilst they were in the POW camps. In this quote the audience

  • The Drover's Wife: Hardship of Life in the Outback

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    The Drover's Wife:  Hardship of Life in the Outback The short-story "The Drover's Wife" is written by Henry Lawson, Australia's most famous short-story writer and poet. "The Drover's Wife" is probably Lawson's best-known work, and was first published in the collection entitled "While the Billy Boils" in 1892. Lawson was deeply interested in the effects of the harsh Australian outback on people's lives, having himself spent 18 months in the bush. This was expressed in a number of so-called "bush

  • Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

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    The novel “Looking for Alibrandi” is a realistic portrayal of teenagers’ lives in the contemporary Australia. The author Melina Marchetta has portrayed her teenager characters in ways, which engage with the contemporary Australian teenagers. In this critical response, it will examine different kinds of relationships of the teenagers in this novel, the friendship, love relationship, and expectations from the family. The friendship been portrayed in this novel is a realistic portrayal of the teenagers’

  • Australia And War

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    Australia involve itself in wars which do not directly affect its security? Australia has involved itself in four wars where it has suffered substantial life loss and casualty. Those wars included World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War and Vietnam. Did Australia have to involve itself in these wars? Did the lives of these young Australians have to be taken? There is a high degree of complexity in this question. Should Australia, as a mature nation, be taking part in moral issues around the world

  • Australian and American Female Nurses in the Armed Forces

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    Australian and American Female Nurses in the Armed Forces To what extent were Australian and American female nurses treated as professionals in the armed forces? "We have made partners of the women in this war; shall we admit them only to a partnership of suffering and sacrifice and not to a partnership of privilege and right?" U.S President Wilson, September 1918 My research for this essay showed that although there were similarities between American and Australian attitudes towards female

  • Fly Away Peter

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    ‘Fly Away Peter’ through an Australian frame of reference that creates reality for the reader. Discuss. Malouf’s ‘Fly Away Peter’ uses an Australian frame of reference to display the horrors and absurdity of war. The way in which Malouf writes creates reality – the reader can suspend disbelief and believe that the events in the novella are actually real. When we read ‘Fly Away Peter’, we see the story through Jim’s eyes. Jim is a bird watcher, and he is Australian. Ashley, his employer, was born