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Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, October

'A Country Practice:' Motherhood, Surrogacy and the Price of Love
A Country Practice aired its last show in its present format in November 1993. In the week leading up to the finale, Channel Seven ran midday repeats of five of the most popular episodes of the long-running soapie--five weddings from the series. The...
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Forget Forgot Forgetting Forgotten
my sister has forgotten forgotten the day seventeen years ago she told me she'd kill herself if she had to stay with her husband said she was leaving him running away with a student eloping with the lodger like a cartoon character out of a joke a dirty...
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Green
His soft form lay in my arms, comfortably. My body, heavy-weary, spread into the yielding chair. The night-shift was nearly over, and sleep hard to fight. I closed my eyes. The sounds of babies crying and women chatting drifted away. Snap open eyes....
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Hanging out the Washing
she was hanging out the washing, the pegs, the sheets hanging out the washing, hanging out, out she was hanging against the washing, hanging out the washing, hiding in the washing, sighing in the smell of that washing, wishing she could lie in the washing,...
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Hot Property: Mutants, Metaphors and Radiation
'You are aware,' she said with a half smile, 'that if you only had a cancerous knee, it would be a lot less interesting to everyone here.' 'What, you mean that my cancerous cervix makes the topic sort of--hot property?' I exclaimed. 'Exactly,' she...
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'I Hate Working for White People.' (Investigation of the Effects of White Australia Policy 1901 on Aboriginal Women)
81. Cox, 357. 82. Huggins, "'Firing On in the Mind,'" 11. 83. The handling of human needs is central to total institutionalisation. Goffman posits that requests for permission to carry out actions that one could execute while on the outside is a process...
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Irish Women's Writing: Some Thoughts on Its Critical Condition
. . . the first historians of any subject assume a tremendous authority. It is very difficult for the next generation to deny or oppose their categories and judgments. Women writers have been written out of literary history by this very process, a lesson...
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IV. Donegal
Q. What's red, white and blue and flies across the ocean at a hundred miles an hour? A. Mountbatten's tennis shoes. (From a BBC live to air broadcast titled The Irish Problem: A Children's Perspective) The Little Stinkers! At the Buncrana fleadh...
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Lovely Low Television Sounds
The thing about being on holidays is that nothing's familiar; fights up here aren't like fights at home. At home you can go through your sock drawer and match up all your socks or you can rearrange your coloured pencils from lightest to darkest or read...
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Seen to Be Done
We are not barbarians. The man was clearly guilty: he had been convicted in a fair trial. Now, after thirteen years and four appeals, he slept in his own room. We are a civilised people. We let him spend the whole day watching television. That evening...
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'The Problem Was Finding the Time': Working Class Women's Writing in Australasia
Sometimes I am too tired To think of you. Today was such a day, But then I knew Today, for certain, you'd be weary too. You there in hospital With health to seek-- And me at my machine Too tired to speak-- We're very funny lovers of a week.(1) In 1956,...
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The Yellowing
There's a yellowing at the bottom of the garden, behind the eucalyptus trees. Just near the back fence. I'm the only one who can see it. It's there night and day. A kind of bright mist touching all that it comes in contact with, so that parts of the...
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Vis
I was born in australia. I am named after my grandmother from vis. Vis--an island in the adriatic sea. I can show you a pocket travel guide that says greeks settled on vis two thousand four hundred years ago planting grapevines. It's 1914--my grandmother...
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Wichita under Siege: Notes from the Occupation
The 46-day occupation of Wichita in the summer of 1991 which the anti-abortion and anti-choice group Operation Rescue labelled "Summer of Mercy," resulted in 2,657 arrests of 1,700 people who played the roles of martyrs to their "holy" cause, in national...
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Women Writers of Malaysia and Singapore
PART ONE: POETRY IN ENGLISH The fact that it is possible to publish a bibliography of women's poetry and fiction in English from Malaysia and Singapore signifies two major shifts in literary production there which have developed over the last quarter...
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