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Black-armband history

Black-armband history  

A phrase coined by Geoffrey Blainey in his Latham Lecture (Quadrant, 1993), signified a pessimistic reading of Australian history which, he contended, had gained undue acceptance. Earlier generations ...
Herbert Brookes

Herbert Brookes  

(1867–1963)was a cultured, public-spirited, philanthropic, Protestant zealot, whose activities spanned a remarkable range of interests. The eldest surviving son of a wealthy and gifted family (his ...
Knocker

Knocker  

Is a person who disparages or finds fault, often unfairly. The term is an Americanism dating back to the late nineteenth century but, as Keith Dunstan shows in his entertaining ...
Leonie Judith Kramer

Leonie Judith Kramer  

(1924– )is an influential conservative figure in Australian literature and culture. Educated in Melbourne and Oxford, Kramer taught at the University of New South Wales for 10 years before her ...
Myer family

Myer family  

Built Australia's largest department store. Sidney Myer (1878–1934) was the founder of the business and a notable philanthropist. Born Simca Baevski, the son of a Hebrew scholar, at Kritchev in ...
oratory

oratory  

[o-ră-tri]The art of public speaking; or the exercise of this art in orations—formal speeches for public occasions. A literary style resembling public speech and its formal devices may be called ...
radio

radio  

1. The first electronic mass medium of communication, involving an audio signal broadcast wirelessly in the form of radio waves from a high-power transmitter to a low-power receiver (radio set). ...
Robert Bowden Madgwick

Robert Bowden Madgwick  

(1905–79)studied economics at the University of Sydney and completed a doctorate at Oxford. Appointed to a senior lectureship in economics at Sydney during 1936, he served as director of ...
Television, historical

Television, historical  

Has generally operated at a remove from historical research. There have been occasional popular series such as the newsreel compilation This Fabulous Century (1978), but no Australian equivalent to ...

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