Travelling Home, 'Walkabout Magazine' and Mid-Twentieth-Century Australia

Author: Mitchell Rolls

Publisher: Anthem Press


Category: History

Page: 260

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'Travelling Home' provides a detailed analysis of the contribution that the mid twentieth-century 'Walkabout' magazine made to Australia’s cultural history. Spanning five central decades of the twentieth century (1934-1974), 'Walkabout' was integral to Australia’s sense of itself as a nation. By advocating travel—both vicarious and actual—'Walkabout' encouraged settler Australians to broaden their image of the nation and its place in the Pacific region. In this way, 'Walkabout' explicitly aimed to make its readers feel at home in their country, as well as including a diverse picture of Aboriginal and Pacific cultures. Given its wide availability and distribution, together with its accessible and entertaining content, 'Walkabout' changed how Australia was perceived, and the magazine is recalled with nostalgic fondness by most if not all of its former readers. Drawing on interdisciplinary scholarship, 'Travelling Home' engages with key questions in literary, cultural, and Australian studies about national identity and modernity. The book’s diverse topics demonstrate how 'Walkabout' canvassed subtle and shifting fields of representation; as a result, this analysis produces complex and nuanced readings of Australian literary and cultural history.
Social Science

Travelling towards Home

Author: Nicola Frost

Publisher: Berghahn Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 261

As we grapple with a growing refugee crisis, a hardening of anti-immigration sentiment, and deepening communal segregation in many parts of the developed world, questions of the nature of home and homemaking are increasingly critical. This collection brings ethnographic insight into the practices of homemaking, exploring a diverse range of contexts ranging from economic migrants to new Chinese industrial cities, Jewish returnees from Israel to Ukraine, and young gay South Asians in London. While negotiating widely varying social-political contexts, these studies suggest an unavoidably multiple understanding of home, while provoking new understandings of the material and symbolic process of making oneself “at home.”
Body, Mind & Spirit

Travelling Magically

Author: Rima A. Morrell

Publisher: Piatkus


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 508

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Identifying five principles for external and internal exploration, this guide includes special sections for gappers, career-breakers, seniors, the differently abled, and those traveling with children or animals. A comprehensive resources section with green and money-saving tips, and recommended books and websites is also featured, improving one's journey to a truer, brighter life.
Arbitration, Industrial

Commonwealth Arbitration Reports

Author: Australia. Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration



Category: Arbitration, Industrial


View: 660

Bills, Legislative

Parliamentary Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons



Category: Bills, Legislative


View: 254

Collective labor agreements

IDS Study

Author: Incomes Data Services



Category: Collective labor agreements


View: 504


Going Home

Author: Reshad Feild

Publisher: Element Books, Limited


Category: Religion

Page: 179

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Describes the author's journeys and the fellow travelers he encountered, including shamans, gypsies, Dervishes, a flute maker, a cook, and an alchemist