The Tom Wills Picture Show

Author: Martin Flanagan

Publisher: ETT Imprint

ISBN: 1925706621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 4627


Martin Flanagan, journalist at the Age, has often written of the great Wonders of Australian Sport, his love of the AFL, of the importance of Aboriginal players in the highest echelons of Australian sport. A few years ago he threw himself at the mysterious and distressed figure of Tom Wills - our early Colonial cricket celebrity, who put together the Aboriginal Cricket Team set for Great Britain in 1868 - and helped write the original Code for Australian Rules. A hero for several original clubs - Melbourne, Collingwood and Richmond for example. Yet things fall apart, as things have often done for our sporting stars... So Flanagan went deeper: "I dared myself to actually picture Tom Wills in the various situations I knew him to have been in during his life and backed my fancy. It was like entering a creative delirium. Pictures appeared before me which I wrote down in scenes. If I do the same thing in ten years' time, I may come up with a different story but I doubt that will happen. I doubt the energy that accompanied the writing of this treatment will ever return." And so we have his TOM WILLS PICTURE SHOW, shedding light on a most complex character...

BUCKLEY, BATMAN & MYNDIE: Echoes of the Victorian culture-clash frontier

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0992290457

Category: History

Page: 977

View: 1646


Sounding 7 begins with Echo 107 titled CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN EYES ON THE OZ CULTURE-CLASH FRONTIER followed by echoes on BUCKLEY REVISITED, AFTER THE PROTECTORATE CRUMBLED and WHAT OF PROTECTOR ROBINSON? Echoes follow on salvaging tribal ways, the Merri Creek black orphanage, ‘going round the bend’ at the Asylum and Echo 114: THE CELESTIALS OF VICTORIA, being the resented Chinese gold miners. Exploring the contrasting fate of Batman, La Trobe and Derrimut, leads into echoes on fringe-dwelling, cultural resistance and Oz racism, in particular the mass psychology of racist ideology that culminated with World War 2. After the gold rush era, life and right behaviour at the Healesville Coranderrk mission station and re-thinking William Thomas the Aboriginal Guardian lead to the pleasant notion of civilizing British colonies through sport. The life and exploits of Tom Wills is celebrated in Echo 122: THE MAKING & BREAKING OF VICTORIA’S FIRST SPORTING HERO. Turning to political history, Oz class struggles – convicts, capitalism and nation-building asks the question with Echo 124: WHITHER MARXISM [?] and then BRITISH EMPIRE POLICY REFORMS IN THE 1840s to contain a Chartist-led revolution. Facets of Victorian ‘quality of life’ since the land grab are followed by echoes on the astrology of the 1802 Port Phillip Crown possession claim and an echo titled TOWARDS AN ASTROLOGY OF CIVILIZATION. The Sounding concludes with approaches to researching Aboriginal society, an undergraduate essay on the Dreamtime and finally with Echo 130: A RAINBOW SERPENT BRIDGE. Today in the 21s century, I wonder how differently Oz would have developed if the then ruling British government in Sydney and London had not used censorship to delay the gold rush for almost 40 years! Sounding 8 begins with Echo 131: HISTORY DISTORTION & CENSORSHIP and is backed up with a critique of Britannia’s pirate empire that together spawn two more echoes of doubtful but controversial polemics in 1421 – THE YEAR CHINA DISCOVERED THE WORLD suggesting they were here in Oz many centuries before Captain Cook. Echo 135: THE KADAITCHA SUNG MEETS THE DRUID INHERITANCE pits Palm Islander Sam Watson’s 1990s fiction The Kadaitcha Sung [the ‘clever’ occult Oz Dreamtime] in occult war with the equally ancient European / Celtic / Druid magic in the psyche of the Aryan ‘race’, so to speak. Going even further out on a limb, the focus shifts to recent light shed on ‘dark ages barbarians’ now considered by some historians to have been more culturally refined than the modern city individual. Back in Oz with Echo 137: WHITE MAN’S LAW – BLACKFELLOW LAW and Echo 138: McLEOD’S BUCKET FROM SKULL CREEK brings Western Australia after WW2 into wider awareness with the Pilbara pastoral workers strike of 1946-49 that won half-decent wage rights for Aboriginal stockmen. Moving further north, Echo 141: RECENT ARNHEMLAND CONNECTIONS Part 1: Taming the NT is the stuff of White Australia’s race-based patriotism as depicted in Ion Idriess’s once-mainstream fascist fictions counterpointed by Part 2: James Gaykamangus’s Striving to bridge the chasm: my cultural learning journey. The final echo 142 talks treaty.

Tom Hurstbourne Or a Squatter's Life

Author: John Clavering Wood,Gerard Benjamin

Publisher: Boolarong Press

ISBN: 1921555408

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 1476


Long-lost manuscript becomes a Queensland First after 145 years. Faced with losing his centuries old family estate to debt, Tom Hurstbourne headed to colonial Australia to make his fortune. He had no idea that the Shrewsbury lawyer he left in charge of his affairs would snatch this chance to exact the ultimate revenge on Tom, the last of the Hurstbourne dynasty... Brisbane Editors, Gloria Grant and Gerard Benjamin, transcribed the manuscript and wrote its introduction and contextual notes.

Indigenous People, Race Relations and Australian Sport

Author: Christopher J. Hallinan,Barry Judd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134904495

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 2294


The Indigenous peoples of Australia have a proud history of participation and the achievement of excellence in Australian sports. Historically, Australian sports have provided a rare and important social context in which Indigenous Australians could engage with and participate in non-Indigenous society. Today, Indigenous Australian people in sports continue to provide important points of reference around which national public dialogue about racial and cultural relations in Australia takes place. Yet much media coverage surrounding these issues and almost all academic interest concerning Indigenous people and Australian sports is constructed from non-Indigenous perspectives. With a few notable exceptions, the racial and cultural implications of Australian sports as viewed from an Indigenous Australian Studies perspective remains understudied. The media coverage and academic discussion of Indigenous people and Australian sports is largely constructed within the context of Anglo-Australian nationalist discourse, and becomes most emphasised when reporting on aspects of ‘racial and cultural’ explanations of Indigenous sporting excellence and failures associated anomalous behaviour. This book investigates the many ways that Indigenous Australians have engaged with Australian sports and the racial and cultural readings that have been associated with these engagements. Questions concerning the importance that sports play in constructions of Australian indigeneities and the extent to which these have been maintained as marginal to Australian national identity are the central critical themes of this book. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Childhood Psychotherapy

Author: Christa D. Ventling

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805571496

Category: Medical

Page: 95

View: 4791


The consequences of early childhood trauma are often severe and may extend into adulthood resulting in neurotic or even psychotic personality disorders. Separation from a parent at birth or soon afterwards and sexual and/or physical abuse are the traumata seen most often in young children. However, emotional unavailability of the person the child relates to or, on the other hand, overstimulation of a baby can also be disastrous. Treating children at an early age therefore becomes a prime issue in order to prevent more serious damage later on in life. Presented here for the first time is an application of bioenergetic interventions modified to suit young children. The collection of contributions by experienced body-oriented psychotherapists, all in private practice, deals with pregnancy, birth and early childhood, providing insight into both preventive as well as healing aspects. Psychotherapists, psychiatrists and psychologists treating adults, adolescents, and children will find here a new dimension to the classical treatment methods of childhood psychotherapy. Pediatricians and child guidance counselors should also find this volume inspirational.

Silence Of The Heart

Author: David Frith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780573936

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 851


Cricket has an alarming suicide rate. Among international players for England and several other countries it is far above the national average for all sports: and there have been numerous instances at other levels of the game. For thirty years, celebrated cricket author David Frith has collected data on this sad subject. Silence of the Heart is his compelling account of over a hundred cricketers - involving top names from the past hundred years - who have taken their own lives, with an explanation of factors that led to their premature deaths. Can the shocking rate of self-destruction among cricketers be reduced? Can those who run the game do something to save its participants from this dreadful fate? These are among the questions addressed within this catalogue of biographies. But the key question is whether cricket itself is to blame for its losses - or is that this summer game attracts people of a melancholic and over-sensitive nature? Stoddart, Shrewsbury, Gimblett, Bairstow, Trott, Iverson, Robertson-Glasgow, Barnes . . . There remains a sense of disbelief that these high-profile cricketers killed themselves. And many more cases are examined in this extraordinary book, which comes crammed with detail, is not devoid of humour, and must rank among the most intricately researched volumes in cricket's extensive library. With a foreword by former England captain Mike Brearley, now a psychotherapist, Silence of the Heart is a startling investigative narrative covering the phenomenon of cricket's unduly high level of suicide.

Drugs, Alcohol and Sport

Author: Paul Dimeo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317997743

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 996


The use of alcohol and drugs seems contradictory to the popular ideal of sport as a healthy moral and physical pursuit, and yet it has been present in sports culture since clubs first became the focus for competitive games and social gatherings. Charting the changing patterns of the use of drugs and alcohol since the nineteenth century, this is a critical history that relates substance consumption and regulation to social relations of power: sports men and women almost revelling in their deviance and leaving the moral agonising to their supposed ‘superiors’. In addition, certain substances have become at various times the focus of heightened controversy, raising questions about the symbolism of the body in sport, its uses and behaviours and associated perceptions. These questions are tackled here in a lively discussion on the social construction of drug and alcohol use, ideal as a catalyst for debate or as an informed introduction to the hottest topic in sport today. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in History.

The Black Lords of Summer

Author: Ashley Alexander Mallett

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702232626

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 8400


The talented black cricketers who toured England in 1868 have become one of Australia's enduring sporting legends. Aboriginal sporting heroes are found in many sports today, from football to tennis, boxing and athletics, but it was very different in the nineteenth century when the pastoral frontier was still bitterly disputed by whites and blacks. Aboriginal workers on the Wimmera sheep stations began to develop and organise their cricketing skills during the 1860s and were recruited into a team by station owner and former Test cricketer Tom Wills. On Boxing Day 1866 they played before 8000 people at the MCG, followed by a disastrous Sydney tour which lead to the deaths of some players. Former test player Ashley Mallet has dramatically reconstructed this important pioneering tour of England and has also included the careers of later black players, including the famous fast bowler Eddie Gilbert who died tragically without fulfilling his potential.

Delphi Complete Works of Sherwood Anderson (Illustrated)

Author: Sherwood Anderson

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1788779932

Category: Fiction

Page: 3132

View: 4797


The pioneering novelist and short story writer, Sherwood Anderson strongly influenced American writing in the Interwar period, producing works notable for their subjective and self-revealing content. His modernist prose style, based on everyday speech and derived from the experimental writing of Gertrude Stein, was markedly influential on Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. Sadly, many of Anderson’s works have remained out of print for decades, in spite of his important place in the development of modernist literature. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Anderson’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Anderson’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 8 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * All of the story collections — available in no other eBook * Rare uncollected short stories * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Anderson’s rare poetry collections – available in no other collection * Includes Anderson’s plays and the scarce essay collection ‘Alice and the Lost Novel’ – spend hours exploring the author’s diverse woks * Features two autobiographies – discover Anderson’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels Windy McPherson’s Son Marching Men Poor White Many Marriages Dark Laughter Tar: A Midwest Childhood Beyond Desire Kit Brandon: A Portrait The Short Story Collections Winesburg, Ohio The Triumph of the Egg Horses and Men Death in the Woods and Other Stories Uncollected Stories The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Plays Plays, Winesburg and Others The Poetry Collections Mid-American Chants A New Testament The Poems List of Poems in Chronological Order List of Poems in Alphabetical Order The Non-Fiction Alice and the Lost Novel The Autobiographies A Story Teller’s Story Sherwood Anderson’s Notebook Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks