Too Close for Comfort

by Susan Murray - Published on: 30 September 2013
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Too Close for Comfort by Pip Smith, is the inaugural winner of the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest. The book was launched last night at a riotous event at the Green Room in Enmore. Hearing the poems aloud showed the incredible strength of the work, and the talent of the poet. Pip’s prowess with the mike was unsurpassed.

Sir Frank Packer, the full story

by Susan Murray - Published on: 4 September 2013
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As the media frenzy for Power Games heats up before the first episode, we step back to get a closer look at Sir Frank Packer. An updated edition of Sir Frank Packer: a biography, by Bridget Griffen-Foley is due later this year. The book traces Packer’s forays into newspapers, magazines and television, his pugnacious challenges for the America’s Cup, and his relationships with the Murdochs and Fairfaxes.

The billy keeps on boiling

by Susan Murray - Published on: 22 July 2013
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Published on: 22 July 2013

You’ve all heard about a biography of a person, but what about a biography of a book? Paul Eggert gives Henry Lawson’s While the billy boils, the full biographical treatment – tracing the stories’ early days of publication, how they were treated by various authority figures, and their place in the Australian literary canon of today. Craig Munro reviewed the Biography, and the republished stories in Saturday’s Sydney Morning Herald.

Indigenous education and Sydney University

by Susan Murray - Published on: 26 August 2010
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Published on: 26 August 2010

Taking Our Place

Taking Our Place explores the creation, in 1975, of the Aboriginal Teachers Aides program which as Linda Burney says, ‘was a groundbreaking program, [as] it opened up universities for Aboriginal people’. Even though this program was ultimately absorbed into the TAFE system, its success provided the catalyst for the creation of the Aboriginal Education Centre (AEC), renamed the Koori Centre in 1992. Today, with its own research and teaching capability the Koori Centre is crucial in offering support to an increasing number of Indigenous students undertaking mainstream degrees at the university. It also provides a focal point for non-Indigenous students wishing to broaden their knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal history and culture.

See our Blog post at Sydney Publishing

Taking Our Place: Aboriginal Education and the Story of the Koori Centre at the University of Sydney by John Cleverley and Janet Mooney

 

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