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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchy Australia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest ...

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An eight-volume descriptive work published 1874–76, was the nineteenth-century equivalent of the modern coffee-table book. Its text was written by E. Carton Booth and it was illustrated by leading ...
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Australian children's literature has existed in some form for about a century and a half, although books that express a distinctively Australian subjectivity did not emerge until the 1890s. During ...
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1. Indigenous musicAlthough the Aborigines have inhabited Australia continuously for at least 40,000 years, the country was physically isolated for much of this time following the submersion beneath ...
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A seminal history by Sir Keith Hancock, was first published in 1930. The history, which moves from the efforts of Australia's White settlers to conquer the land to the development ...
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A poem written by A. D. Hope in 1939, was first published in 1943 and has frequently been anthologised. In a mood of cool appraisal, the poet dwells on the ...
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A sonnet by Bernard O'Dowd, is the introductory poem to the volume Dawnward? (1903). With its well-known opening line, ‘Last seathing dredged by sailor Time from Space’ and its questioning ...
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Land and landscapesRemaking the landscape—reminders of the earthRemaking the landscape—from the millsLandscape and Australian artificeLand and landscapesRemaking the landscape—reminders of the ...
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Although Shakespeare was inevitably part of the cultural baggage brought to Australia by its British colonizers in 1788, the first evidence of performance is a playbill dated 8 April 1800 ...
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The history of gardening in Australia chronicles a 200-year journey from the first European settlement in the singularly strange environment at Sydney Cove to the present day where gardens of ...
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That Australia is the world's driest continent has influenced the nature of its earliest photography. Its first recorded photograph was a daguerreotype of Sydney taken in 1841 by a certain ...
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Drama was much more popular than dance during the first half of the 19th century, though some incidental stage choreography is recorded from 1833 onwards and in 1840 Mme Velbein was appointed to ...
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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchyAustralia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest island—is dominated by a ...
Australia

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Were in the early colonial era closely related in their literatures. In 1827, the painter Augustus Earle disparagingly compared the Australian Aborigines (‘last link in the great chain of existence ...
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The country's first conventional theatre was opened in 1796 by an ex-convict, Robert Sideaway – and closed two years later after a spate of robberies on the unattended homes of ...
Japan–Australia

Japan–Australia  

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The contemporary Australia–Japan relationship is the deepest of Australia's relationships with an Asian nation. It is mature and multifaceted. The relationship has evolved through eras in which the ...
IP Australia

IP Australia  

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The Australian government agency that administers the intellectual property regime for patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder's rights (excluding copyright, which does not involve a ...
China–Australia

China–Australia  

Are among the most important in Australia's foreign policy. Although the fear of China has been common in Australian history, relations have been mainly cordial since 1972.The influx of ...
Australia ICOMOS

Australia ICOMOS  

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The Australian National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, an international NGO leading cultural heritage conservation. See also Burra Charter and Heritage law.
Advance Australia

Advance Australia  

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A catchphrase used as a patriotic slogan or motto in Australia, and recorded from the mid 19th century.Advance Australia Fair is the national anthem of Australia, composed c.1878 by P. D. McCormick ...
Theatre-Australia

Theatre-Australia  

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A monthly magazine edited by Bruce Knappett, Robert Page and Lucy Wagner, was published 1976–82. It included reviews of stage productions throughout Australia, playscripts, interviews with ...

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