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Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, 1997

Becoming-Violet: Desire in the Love Poetry of Mary Fullerton
Becoming Violet: Desire in the Love Poetry of Mary FullertonYou say that violets fade upon your breast,I'd rather dearest that mine perished thereQuick on your passionate heart than otherwhere.Did some cold vase become their purpled nestThey longer there...
Can We Be Australian? Third World Women in a First World Society
Can We Be Australian? Third World Women in a First World SocietyThis paper examines the processes through which first-generation ethnic minority women from Third World countries situate themselves within Australian society.A critical element of the settlement...
Coming to Byron
Coming to ByronI.We are always coming to Byron Bay,Byron's always east, The Most Eastern Point,Where there are no set suns, another dayUpon day wheels by the sea and is joinedBy the sky in a clap, or a rub, orThe Pacific, kissing into the earOf the coast...
Crossing Cultures: An Interview with Helena Gulash
Crossing Cultures: An Interview with Helena GulashAs the extended controversy surrounding the publication and success of Marlo Morgan's Mutant Message Down Under in 1994 has made clear, one aspect of the complex relations between the New Age movement...
Editorial
EditorialThere are manifold problems associated-with illegal drug use in societies such as Australia, but a lack of direction in relation to effective remedies. The current initiative against drugs, announced by John Howard in early November, does little...
Jury Service
Jury ServiceShe's called for Jury Service and reads the fine print. She is exempted if she claims she is a woman. What does it mean, this excuse called woman? She cannot write this even though it is true. She is a woman, divorced, fortyish, two children,...
Manawa Toa: Heart Warrior
The following extract is work in progress from Manawa Toa: Heart Warrior, third in the Cowrie novel series by Aotearoan author, Cathie Dunsford, Spinifex Press. Manawa Toa is the Peace Flotilla protest vessel which sails to protest against French nuclear...
Metcard Is Coming
Metcard is comingThey stand like hungry sentinels ready to claim money, timeand the self-respect of humans waiting a minute into the hour`Watch your newspapers,' the signs say painted onblue straitjackets padlocked over steel-hard casesThey are obedient...
Night Comes
Night ComesAnd so.... It's come to this.A parting from the day.as evening begins to come.And the sun sends shards of lightspearing through trees.Casting dull shadowsthat stretch long into others.Across the timeless hills in their gentle folds.Across...
Racism in the Never-Never: Disparate Readings of Jeannie Gunn
Racism in the Never-Never: Disparate Readings of Jeannie GunnWE -- are just some of the bush-folk of the Never-Never. Distinct in the foreground stand:The Maluka, the Little Missus, the Sanguine Scot, the Head Stockman, the Dandy, the Quiet Stockman,...
Something Borrowed
Something BorrowedI was born in Sydney but my surname is Italian in origin.`Fitzgerald?' Australians jeer. `Come off the grass. Your name is as Irish as Paddy's piggy-wigs.'No. I believe that we Fitzgeralds descend from a noble clan of Tuscans called...
The Good Bird Doesn't Shit in Its Own Nest
Twenty six years ago we moved into Gladstone for the first time. He find the job at QAL and QAL provide the house at Barney Point. He was plant operator. He was a shift worker-three different shifts. He was making good money. Because of that shift work,...
The Plural Gaze: Reflections on Contemporary Feminist Curatorial Practice
The Plural Gaze: Reflections on Contemporary Feminist Curatorial PracticeAt the recent Weimar Republic Exhibition of German expressionist woodcuts at the Queensland Art Gallery(1) what was remarkable was the powerful presence of poetry in so many works...
'The Shock of Body against Body': History and the Politics of Despair in Theories of Difference
`The Shock of Body Against Body': History and the Politics of Despair in Theories of DifferenceIndeed, is it at all surprising that a society founded on the opposition of classes should culminate in brutal contradiction, the shock of body against body,...
The Story of Two Paintings
In this picture there's a Serpent Lady representing my Aboriginal homeland, a Serpent Lady with a pair of breasts, and instead of having her children in the belly I have painted them in the heart. The Aboriginal people feel this way. We belong to the...
The Story of Two Paintings by Gloria Beckett
The Story of Two Paintings by Gloria BeckettThe Stolen GenerationIn this picture there's a Serpent Lady representing my Aboriginal homeland, a Serpent Lady with a pair of breasts, and instead of having her children in the belly I have painted them in...
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