TEN REMARKABLE AUSTRALIANS

Author: Ian Macfarlane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925826524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

View: 474


A collection of short biographies of ten remarkable Australians who deserved to be better known. In fact most were well known, even famous at one stage in twentieth-century history, but have since been largely forgotten. Ian Macfarlane seeks to learn more about these people and their achievements, giving the modern reader an opportunity to discover them too.

The No-Regrets Guide to Retirement

Author: Patricia Howard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730390926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 1399


Don't let retirement just happen to you. Make it the retirement you want and deserve. Will you have enough money to enjoy your retirement? The No-Regrets Guide to Retirement is your definitive guide to making your later years, your best years. Qualified financial planner Patricia Howard explains why retirement is a good news story in Australia and offers no-nonsense, upbeat advice to help get you to, and comfortably through, your retirement. Learn how to: develop an optimistic view of retirement take control of your finances, regardless of how much money you have learn how to live on invested income rather than earned income understand and avoid the most common pitfalls. If you are planning, entering or already in retirement, you must read this book. The No-Regrets Guide to Retirement will help you make sound investment decisions, freeing you to enjoy your retirement to the full.

10 X 10

Author: Rod Bennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australia

Page: 232

View: 1969


The Remarkable Australians

Author: Frederick Christian Folkard

Publisher: Sydney : Murray

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australia

Page: 207

View: 3784


Includes hostilities between Aborigines and Europeans, cannibalism reports, European racial attitudes.

Frank Dalby Davison

Author: Louise Elizabeth Rorabacher

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australia

Page: 219

View: 9359


Catching Australian Theatre in the 2000s

Author: Richard Fotheringham,James Smith

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401210039

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 4189


Whether catching Australian theatre during the 2000s or catching up now, this volume provides the reader with an overview of the decade. It reveals how Australian theatre continues to reflect the major political and social concerns of our time. Each contribution explores an important area of Australian performance so that the volume provides crucial background and insightful analysis for current theatre practice. The contributions cover political theatre, Indigenous theatre, playwrights concerned with cultural identity, key Shakespearean productions, the impact of funding and arts policy on theatre, dramaturgy and innovative projects, leading directors on rehearsal processes, theatre for young people, regional theatre including the Northern Territory, and physical theatre and Circus Oz. The book confirms the consolidation of previous artistic achievement over the decade and identifies the emergence of new trends and creative practices.

Rockley Wilson: Remarkable Cricketer, Singular Man

Author: Martin Howe

Publisher: Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians

ISBN: 1905138571

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 115

View: 3324


Though he was an outstanding schoolboy cricketer at Rugby, Rockley Wilson (1879-1957) was required to leave the school shortly before his final season, for ‘examination irregularities’. He moved on to Cambridge, where, brought in to make up a visiting side, he scored a century in his first innings in first-class cricket. Three years later, in 1902, he was Cambridge captain. Later, as a schoolmaster and cricket coach at Winchester College, he brought on 39 boys to play first-class cricket. After he had been out of the side for ten years, playing only club and country house cricket, Yorkshire decided to give him, on merit, a regular place in his school vacation as a spin bowler of exceptional accuracy, in its mighty elevens on either side of the Great War. One August he took over the captaincy and steered the county home to the Championship. Selected for the 1920/21 tour of Australia, he upset the Australian crowd by writing for the Daily Express about a Test match he was playing in. He was widely recognised as a leading authority on cricket and its heritage and helped to re-write the Laws of the game in 1947. He left much of his collection of cricketana to the Lord’s museum. His wit, laced with litotes and literary allusions, has been anthologised. Few players of any era have matched the diversity of his contribution to the game. Martin Howe gives us a comprehensive account of a singular man of plural talents.

Indigenous Australia For Dummies

Author: Larissa Behrendt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730390292

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 4548


A comprehensive, relevant, and accessible look at all aspects of Indigenous Australian history and culture What is The Dreaming? How many different Indigenous tribes and languages once existed in Australia? What is the purpose of a corroboree? What effect do the events of the past have on Indigenous peoples today? Indigenous Australia For Dummies, 2nd Edition answers these questions and countless others about the oldest race on Earth. It explores Indigenous life in Australia before 1770, the impact of white settlement, the ongoing struggle by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to secure their human rights and equal treatment under the law, and much more. Celebrating the contributions of Indigenous people to contemporary Australian culture, the book explores Indigenous art, music, dance, literature, film, sport, and spirituality. It discusses the concept of modern Indigenous identity and examines the ongoing challenges facing Indigenous communities today, from health and housing to employment and education, land rights, and self-determination. Explores significant political moments—such as Paul Keating's Redfern Speech, Kevin Rudd's apology, and more Profiles celebrated people and organisations in a variety of fields, from Cathy Freeman to Albert Namatjira to the Bangarra Dance Theatre and the National Aboriginal Radio Service Challenges common stereotypes about Indigenous people and discusses current debates, such as land rights and inequalities in health and education Now in its second edition, Indigenous Australia For Dummies will enlighten readers of all backgrounds about the history, struggles and triumphs of the diverse, proud, and fascinating peoples that make up Australia's Indigenous communities. With a foreword by Stan Grant, it's a must-read account of Australia’s first people.

Journals of Australian Explorations

Author: Francis Thomas Gregory,Augustus Charles Gregory

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 9180


"Journals of Australian Explorations" by Francis Thomas Gregory, Augustus Charles Gregory. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.