Author: Ian Macfarlane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925826524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

View: 2391

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: 073039090X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

View: 3154

Learn to take control of your finances and your retirement with this one-stop Australian financial planning bible Have you ever wondered if you have enough money to make it through retirement? The No-Regrets Retirement Guide: How to Live Well, Invest Wisely and Make Your Money Last provides readers with a definitive answer to that question, as well as many others you may have always wanted to ask. Qualified financial planner and author Patricia Howard offers no-nonsense guidance on what it takes to get you to, and through, retirement. You’ll learn how to: Develop a positive and productive mindset as you enter retirement Take control of your finances, regardless of how much money you make or have Learn how to live on invested income rather than earned income Understand and learn to avoid the biggest pitfalls people commonly encounter as they approach retirement Perfect for people entering or already in retirement, The No-Regrets Retirement Guide also belongs on the bookshelves of anyone interested in ensuring they are in a financial position to enjoy their golden years.

10 X 10

Author: Rod Bennett

Publisher: N.A


Category: Australia

Page: 240

View: 5564

The Remarkable Australians

Author: Frederick Christian Folkard

Publisher: Sydney : Murray


Category: Australia

Page: 246

View: 3616

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

Frank Dalby Davison

Author: Louise Elizabeth Rorabacher

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers


Category: Australia

Page: 232

View: 5618

A Companion to Australian Cinema

Author: Felicity Collins,Jane Landman,Susan Bye

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111894254X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

View: 6402

The first comprehensive volume of original essays on Australian screen culture in the twenty-first century. A Companion to Australian Cinema is an anthology of original essays by new and established authors on the contemporary state and future directions of a well-established national cinema. A timely intervention that challenges and expands the idea of cinema, this book brings into sharp focus those facets of Australian cinema that have endured, evolved and emerged in the twenty-first century. The essays address six thematically-organized propositions – that Australian cinema is an Indigenous screen culture, an international cinema, a minor transnational imaginary, an enduring auteur-genre-landscape tradition, a televisual industry and a multiplatform ecology. Offering fresh critical perspectives and extending previous scholarship, case studies range from The Lego Movie, Mad Max, and Australian stars in Hollywood, to transnational co-productions, YouTube channels, transmedia and nature-cam documentaries. New research on trends – such as the convergence of television and film, digital transformations of screen production and the shifting roles of women on and off-screen – highlight how established precedents have been influenced by new realities beyond both cinema and the national. Written in an accessible style that does not require knowledge of cinema studies or Australian studies Presents original research on Australian actors, such as Cate Blanchett and Chris Hemsworth, their training, branding, and path from Australia to Hollywood Explores the films and filmmakers of the Blak Wave and their challenge to Australian settler-colonial history and white identity Expands the critical definition of cinema to include YouTube channels, transmedia documentaries, multiplatform changescapes and cinematic remix Introduces readers to founding texts in Australian screen studies A Companion to Australian Cinema is an ideal introductory text for teachers and students in areas including film and media studies, cultural and gender studies, and Australian history and politics, as well as a valuable resource for educators and other professionals in the humanities and creative arts.

The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt

Author: Sir James W. Barrett,P. E. Deane

Publisher: Good Press


Category: History

Page: 854

View: 5949

"The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt" by Sir James W. Barrett, P. E. Deane. 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.

Catching Australian Theatre in the 2000s

Author: Richard Fotheringham,James Smith

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401210039

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 3553

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: 743

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.