1 Peter Carey, True History of the Kelly Gang (London, Faber and Faber, 2000). 207 MAD0339_KINSELLA_v2.indd 207 05/12/2016 11:11 Polysituatedness story that has been translated into ‘character’ and ‘identity’ of ‘Australia’. His living and writing out of New York City make for an interesting internationalist subtext. John Mateer, with his movements between South Africa and Australia, and ‘elsewhere’ in the world, embodies at least some of the modus operandi of the polysituating artist, while Barbara Temperton, a very ‘local’ and Western Australian poet

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Finding meaning and identity in the rural Australian landscape

As an icon and a resource, the Australian landscape is increasingly vulnerable to sweeping, contradictory historical narratives of ownership, development and progress. (Brabazon, 1999 : 154) Four preliminary and expository images can be offered as

in Cinematic countrysides
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Imperialism in cartoons, caricature, and satirical art

Comic empires is a unique collection of new research exploring the relationship between imperialism and cartoons, caricature, and satirical art. Edited by leading scholars across both fields, the volume provides new perspectives on well-known events, and also illuminates little-known players in the ‘great game’ of empire. It contains contributions from noted as well as emerging experts. Keren Zdafee and Stefanie Wichhart both examine Egypt (in the turbulent 1930s and during the Suez Crisis, respectively); David Olds and Robert Phiddian explore the decolonisation of cartooning in Australia from the 1960s. Fiona Halloran, the foremost expert on Thomas Nast (1840–1902), examines his engagement with US westward expansion. The overseas imperialism of the United States is analysed by Albert D. Pionke and Frederick Whiting, as well as Stephen Tuffnell. Shaoqian Zhang takes a close look at Chinese and Japanese propagandising during the conflict of 1937–1945; and David Lockwood interrogates the attitudes of David Low (1891–1963) towards British India. Some of the finest comic art of the period is deployed as evidence, and examined seriously – in its own right – for the first time. Readers will find cartoons on subjects as diverse as the Pacific, Cuba, and Cyprus, from Punch, Judge, and Puck. Egyptian, German, French, and Australian comic art also enriches this innovative collection. Accessible to students of history at all levels, Comic empires is a major addition to the world-leading ‘Studies in imperialism’ series, while standing alone as an innovative and significant contribution to the ever-growing field of comics studies.

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5 The Great World Although it carries on with the multiple-worlds orientation, The Great World is more thoroughly a novel of transactions. In Harland’s Half Acre the lines of impact and influence are at times unidirectional: one learns in appreciable detail the effect Knack has on Edna or Frank, but the narration remains silent about how either of these characters impacts upon Knack. The 1990 novel is more scrupulous in demonstrating that change, in the human world, is nearly always a matter of exchange. Australian identity, both individual and national, is

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before the mid-1980s. Whereas the South Africans achieved first victories over England in 1905–06 and Australia in 1910–11 and consolidated as a major cricketing power during the 1960s, New Zealand did not achieve a test victory until 1956 (West Indies), Australia were not defeated until 1974 and England until 1978. 1 New Zealand rugby demonstrates many of the themes central

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Australian activists on the age of consent and prostitution

from Bombay to a different kind of colonial environment, one which facilitated different kinds of colonial agency. Compared with the Indian city, where formal political channels were closed and exclusive, Australia was a relatively inclusive society, politically speaking. Responsible government gave local electorates a more formal say and influence over the adoption or rejection of legal and governmental precedents. Sites of political action are not defined by forms of government alone, however, so it will also be necessary to ask

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Beyond the security alliance

This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of Japan’s new security partnerships with Australia, India, countries and multilateral security structure in East Asia, as well as with the EU and some of its member states.

Most books on Japanese bilateral relations focus exclusively on the Japanese perspective, the debate in Japan, positions of Japanese government leaders and parties, or the public discourse. This edited volume is organized in pairs of chapters, one each analysing the motivations and objectives of Japan, and a second analysing those of each of the most important new security partners.

After solely relying on the United States for its national security needs during the Cold War, since the end of the Cold War, Japan has begun to deepen its bilateral security ties. Since the mid-2000s under LDP and DPJ administrations, bilateral security partnerships accelerated and today go beyond non-traditional security issue are as and extend far into traditional security and military affairs, including the exchange and joint acquisition of military hardware, military exercises, and capacity building. It is argued, that these developments will have implications for the security architecture in the Asia-Pacific.

This book is a primer for those interested in Japan’s security policy beyond the US-Japan security alliance, non-American centred bilateral and multilateral security cooperation through the eyes of Japanese as well as partner country perspectives. It is also an ideal as a course reading for graduate courses on regional security cooperation and strategic partnerships, and Japanese foreign and security policy.

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The Queen in Australia

‘The Southern Cross has vanished in the dawn. Over the city of Sydney, the brilliance of a summer’s day has broken. It is the third of February 1954. A day of high summer – and of high history for Australia.’ So opens the narration of the Australian government film The Queen in Australia (1954), describing the triumphal entrance into Sydney Harbor of the recently crowned

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Homesickness, longing and the return of British post-war immigrants from Australia

In 1962 Mary Holmes emigrated from Newport to Australia with her farmer husband and five children. The Holmes were among more than a million Britons who took an assisted passage to Australia in the quarter-century after the Second World War. Under this migration scheme, British adults paid only £10 to travel to the other side of the world, while their children went free. In Australia these immigrants became known as the ‘£10 Poms’. In 1963 – and five years before the Holmes family eventually returned to Wales

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Australia Overview I suggested in the Introduction to Part IV that the politics of Cold War loyalism both dominated Australian society for twenty-years from the later 1940s and constitute a large part of the explanation for the ALP ’s political weakness, particularly at the federal level, and the hegemony of the Right during this period of time. I maintained further that, while recognised in parts of the relevant literature, 1 these broad claims have not

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