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Episode 5 – Foto PhreakZ Show Notes

By Rob Nyffenegger Editor’s Note: Sadly this is the last in the Foto PhreakZ series. Keep following Rob’s work on his website, Rob Nyffenegger Photography. Episode 5 – Photographic Triangle What is the photographic Triangle? There are three basic settings on which photography is based. These are: ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Each one has […]

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Significant Indigenous Australian Films of the last 50 years

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that the following piece may contain images and references to people who may have died. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) A landmark Australian film showing the racism and injustices faced by Indigenous Australians, especially those from a mixed cultural background. Jimmie Blacksmith (Tommy Lewis) struggles with having both […]

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Reconciling the Divide

BY HEATHER MIDDLETON There is no such thing as a singular “Indigenous” identity.  The diversity of life experiences and negotiation of identities can result in people of Aboriginal heritage having different degrees of engagement with our dominant western culture for families or individuals.  The result is a mosaic. Engagement with one culture or another can […]

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Remembering Bob Hawke

Described as a modernising leader, former-Prime minister Bob Hawke, born Robert James Lee Hawke, passed away at home on Thursday night aged 89. Although infamous in Australian now for his 1983 America’s Cup interview, Bob Hawke was instrumental in shepherding Australia into a new age with significant economic and social reforms. Bob Hawke was born […]

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The Democracy Sausage – the sizzling history of Australia’s election staple

Once seen as a quirk of Australian democracy, the “Democracy sausage” has become part of the Australian democratic process. On election day across the country, barbecues are held at polling booths serving crispy small goods wrapped snugly in a slices of fluffy white bread; with sauce and onions optional. The sausage sizzles are normally hosted […]