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

 

On Julia Gillard’s bookshelf

by Susan Murray - Published on: 2 July 2010
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Published on: 2 July 2010

One of our favourite little books was listed on the new Prime Minister’s bookshelf, as reported by yesterday’s Australian newspaper. The Tolpuddle Martyrs is a story that has inspired the union movement for over 170 years. But as Doc Evatt shows in his legal analysis of the case, it is also a fascinating example of how the law can be used to punish the powerless, even without an actual miscarriage of justice.

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The Tolpuddle Martyrs: injustice within the law by Herbert Vere Evatt with a new introduction by Geoffrey Robertson

 

John Hunter – a forgotten historical figure, but not a bad guy…

by Gaith Bader - Published on: 12 June 2009
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Published on: 12 June 2009

Book cover - An unlikely leader: the life and times of Captain John Hunter Do you know the names of the first 5 governors of New South Wales? Do you know more than just their names? Phillip, Hunter, King, Bligh and Macquarie: 3 notables and 2 nobodies. Here is the opportunity to learn more about the second governor, John Hunter, who commanded the HMS Sirius in the First Fleet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modernism in Australia

by Gaith Bader - Published on: 4 December 2008
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Published on: 4 December 2008

Book cover -  Impact of the Modern: Vernacular Modernities in Australia 1870s-1960s Australian and international modernity from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century inspires research in many fields of cultural endeavour: architecture, fine arts, design, cinema, theatre, and music; in urban studies, literary history and Aboriginal studies. (more…)

Cross dressing in Australia

by Gaith Bader - Published on: 27 August 2008
Categories: New releases
Published on: 27 August 2008

Book cover: Parting with my sex: cross-dressing, inversion and sexuality in Australian cultural life In this original and unusual work, Lucy Chesser explores the persistent recurrence of cross-dressing and gender inversion within Australian cultural life, including Aboriginal-European relations, convict societies, the gold rushes, bushranging, the 1890s, nationalist fiction, and World War One.

Parting with my sex compares and contrasts sustained life-long impersonations where women lived, worked and sometimes married as men, with other forms of cross-dressing such as public masquerades, cross-dressing on the stage, and men who sought sexual encounters while disguised as women.
Parting with my sex: cross-dressing, inversion and sexuality in Australian cultural life

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson’s lectures on political theory

by Gaith Bader - Published on: 7 December 2007
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Published on: 7 December 2007

Book cover: Lectures on Political Theory 1941-45 Delivered during World War II these lectures present John Anderson’s views on general questions in political theory in relation to the major influences upon his own early education: modern Idealism and Marxism. (more…)

New book on copyright shakes the foundations

by Gaith Bader - Published on: 20 November 2007
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Published on: 20 November 2007

Book cover:  	The true history of copyright 1905-2005: the Australian experience “Creators will always create regardless of their rights,” says Benedict Atkinson. In The True History of Copyright he debunks propositions previously taken for granted by intellectual property lawyers and policymakers. (more…)

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