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Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, 2002

Across the Threshold: White Women and Chinese Hawkers in the White Colonial Imaginary
One of the best-known images of the Chinese in colonial Australia was created by Livingstone Hopkins (Hop), the Bulletin's chief cartoonist from 1883 to 1913, and it captured White Australia's image of the life of the Chinese man in the colonies. The...
An Artist in the WAAAF: Elsa Russell's War
IntroductionWorld War Two was a watershed experience for many young women, especially those who entered previously masculine domains of work for the duration. Relatively well paid and often living independently of their families for the first time, they...
Angel on the Water
Her angel has gigantic wings; layers of shining feathers, each bursting with tensile light, packed all golden moist, honeyed like glistening toffee.She sits just above the water, on the second bottom step of the old Customs House.Behind her dark barred...
Angie
Christmas, 1997It's funny, they say you can't remember smell, or taste, or pain, but I do. That's what I think of when I remember what he did to me that night. I remember his stench and the rusty taste of blood in my mouth. I suppose I don't really remember...
Assessment
respite care? looking down this list you do not appear to fit any of our categories however your doctor rang and rang so in the end I was the one asked to come and see you here in the home I see you are not in bed? now what is the problem? double pneumonia...
'Birthing against Genocide'
Gloria Beckett: Commentary 1999 Part 1. Oils on hardwood The artwork communicates an art language that draws on narratives of the Aboriginal dreaming, the place of birthing, my people, my country, lore, ritual, spirituality and beliefs. It expresses...
Commentary; 'Birthing against Genocide'
1999 Part 1. Oils on hardwoodThe artwork communicates an art language that draws on narratives of the Aboriginal dreaming, the place of birthing, my people, my country, lore, ritual, spirituality and beliefs. It expresses in iconography, bold, sharp...
Dorothy Hewett (21 May 1923-25 August 2002)
She is buried in the small bush cemetery at Springwood in the Blue Mountains where she lived with Merv for the past decade. The tall gums whispered, the air was cool and clean, and people of all ages mingled and remembered, and then threw sprigs of yellow...
Editorial
International solidarity among women is today perhaps more pressing than it has ever been, urged daily as we are in the West to patriotic support for wars for oil and wars against terror. Diane Bell suggests in Susan Hawthorne and Bronwyn Winter's recently...
Efflorescence: The Letters of Georgiana Molloy
`I never met with any one who so perfectly called forth and could sympathise with me in my prevailing passion for Flowers'(1) wrote Georgiana Molloy, one of the earliest settlers at Augusta in Western Australia, in the midst of her obsession for botanising....
Janette Turner Hospital's the Last Magician: 'A Feminist's Nightmare'?
Janette Turner Hospital's novels do not engage with any singular feminist agenda. Indeed, Laurel Bergmann suggests that Turner Hospital's commitment to feminism is 'constant' but 'shifting',1 and she links characters in Charades to specific types of...
Janette Turner Hospital's the Last Magician; `A Feminist's Nightmare'?
Janette Turner Hospital's novels do not engage with any singular feminist agenda. Indeed, Laurel Bergmann suggests that Turner Hospital's commitment to feminism is `constant' but `shifting',(1) and she links characters in Charades to specific types of...
Kristeva and an Archaeology of Sources and Translation
In studying the work of international scholars, such as Julia Kristeva, we are often dependent upon translations to give us access to their ideas and analyses. Fortunately there are now good translators who quickly provide the English-speaking world...
Nuclear Terrorists: Patty Hearst and the Terrorist Family
Introduction: Terrorist fiction before terrorist factSomeone had kidnapped her and kidnapping always had a reason, however twisted it might be. Ransom, maybe, she reflected...the senator was a wealthy man and could be counted on to raise an immense sum...
Poetry and Indonesian Women
As an Indonesian writer, I am continuously challenged by the condition of my own country. Of course, I am not alone in this. Almost every Indonesian writer is forced to face the political, social, religious, and humanitarian problems we see all around...
Poetry and Indonesian Women: Writing by Dorothea Rosa Herliany
As an Indonesian writer, I am continuously challenged by the condition of my own country. Of course, I am not alone in this. Almost every Indonesian writer is forced to face the political, social, religious, and humanitarian problems we see all around...
The Immense Tea Cosy
1. The HusbandRick plasters down his black hair with expensive gel. His hair is always threatening to get out of control. It: is the only thing about himself which he hates. In the mirror, he sees that he is beginning to look -- not young, It is tiring,...
The Qualities of That Love
cool reality ordinary, not extraordinary-looking, 2 plain girls in plain clothes, in tracksuit pants, no lipstick, one hood and a denim jacket walking down the street in sync, cool sync, just to buy cow's milk for ya coffee and you know what i want,...
Two
She will move into our house on the weekend. It will be her house too and I must get used to this.There are no walls in our home. I haven't shut a door in months. If I need to, I slam a drawer. I can hear everything: the toilet flushing, shaving cream...
What the Survivors Said
My mother took baby knitting to Nambucca in '48,when she and Dad went off on their honeymoon.In Dad's family, knitting needles were something for fixingup not-the-full-quid cousins who got themselves into trouble.Nana said the tiny corpses were always...
Women In/and Media Today
Simone MurrayAn impetus behind this seminar(*) was the recent fate of cultural studies at Birmingham. The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) opened in 1964 as a postgraduate research unit analysing popular culture and exploring Raymond Williams'...
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