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  • Australian Bush Legend
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    When writing the 'big picture' histories, historians often overlook or exaggerate certain aspects of Australian history to make their point. Discuss with reference to one the recommended texts. The book 'The Australian Legend', written by Russell Ward and published in 1958 speaks mainly of 'Australian Identity'. It looks at nationalism and what has formed our self-image. There are many aspects that are left overlooked however, as the Author makes his assumptions. Significant parts of society are...
  • Convict And The Bush Discourses
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    A.B. Facey's Relation to the "Typical Australian " By Christopher Bell Australia has had many national identities in its existence; the most noticeable of these being the Bush discourse, the battler discourse, the Convict discourse and the Larrikin discourse. Russel Ward utilizes these discourses in his book, "The Australian Legend". He explains that the typical Australian is a practical man, tough who drinks heavily. A.B. Facey is a classic example of a typical Australian, although he does not ...
  • Kenneth Slessor's Emotive And Poignant Poem Beach
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    AWARENESS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY ORAL EXAMINATION BEACH BURIAL KENNETH SLESSOR Softly and Humbly to the Gulf of Arabs, The convoys of dead sailors come; At night they sway and wander in the waters far under, But morning rolls them in the foam. Between the sob and clubbing of the gunfire Someone, it seems, has time for this, To pluck them from the shallows and bury them in burrows And tread the sand upon their nakedness; And each cross, the driven stake of tide wood, Bears the last signature of men...
  • Anzacs
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    History CAT 1: Annotated Graphic Exercise During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Australia was adopting a sense of national identity. The chains that bound Australia to Britain were slowly being broken and some Australian's welcomed the newfound feeling of independence. This emerging sense of national identity was based on the bushman ethos which suggested qualities of independence, resourcefulness, humourous, strength, athleticism, courage, being strong willed and anti-clerical. This et...
  • Identity Australian
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    In response to multiculturalism, and the pressure of the claims and protests of indigenous peoples in Australia, what it means to say one is Australian and ther by to express some sense of national identity - has shifted dramatically. The argument has emerged in recent years the Australian distinctiveness lies in the diverse, not the common, ancestry of its people. We are, it is said, Australian in our multiculturalism. In such a society, we now say, everyone is a member of a cultural community,...
  • Point In Australian Theatre History
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    Why was the summer of the seventeenth doll a significant milestone in Australian theatre history? In your answer discuss the play, the era and the playwright. "The summer of the seventeenth doll", was written by Ray Lawler in the great domed reading room of the Victorian State Library. It is seen as a significant turning point in Australian theatre history because of its authenticity and closely depicted Australian characters. Theatre in Australia during the beginning of the 20th century had bee...
  • Gallipoli Campaign
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    History Essay Although the Gallipoli Campaign was a great loss for Australia, It created our identity as a nation and brought us closer together as a people. We fought bravely throughout the campaign in the harsh conditions, became renowned for being excellent soldiers & we always had a smile on our face and a joke to crack. Australians made a point of saluting the man not the rank, as it wasn't your level in the army that gained their respect, it was your attitude and friendship towards them in...
  • Australian Film
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    Australian Sterotypes In Films Australian Sterotypes In Films Essay, Research Paper Australian films, although we sometimes may not realize it, contain portrayals of the Australian Identity that are seen across the world, but are these stereotypes healthy to the image of Australia? Film is a medium, which is able to converse across cultures & nations. Often the only knowledge of certain events and cultures is obtained through film. Therefore the way certain cultures or events are portrayed great...

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