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Richard Cashman

More than any other sport, cricket has exemplified the colonial relationship between England and Australia and expressed imperialist notions to the greatest extent. This was because cricket was viewed as the most ‘English of English games’, the game which epitomised ‘Englishness’. For British settlers, playing cricket in an alien and seemingly hostile environment was a way

in The imperial game
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The South Australian Museum, Adelaide
John M. MacKenzie

Museums deal in history of one sort or another – or at least contemporary perceptions of such histories. It is perhaps not surprising that they attempt to push their own pasts back as far as possible. In the case of the South Australian Museum (SAuM – the ‘u’ to distinguish it from that other SAM, the South African Museum), it has been customary to identify its origins as

in Museums and empire
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Museums in Sydney and Melbourne
John M. MacKenzie

Australian museums were characteristically founded in each colony by a group of bourgeois dilettante scientists, wealthy businessmen and influential professionals. Initially, the creation of such museums was designed to forward their own natural historical interests, to establish a club in which they could interact, and to connect them with both imperial and international

in Museums and empire
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Security politics and identity policy
Anthony Burke

O N 1 AUGUST 2005 , less than a month after the 7 July bombings of the London underground, the Australian Attorney-General and former Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock held an interview outside the Hyatt Hotel in Adelaide, where he stated that ‘a terrorist attack could occur in Australia at any time’. Having made such an alarming statement, he

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
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Jonathan Rayner

Origins The category of Australian Gothic covers a broad range of film texts, with the first representatives appearing in the early 1970s at the same time as the ‘Ocker’ comedies. The films given this label share a variety of common characteristics, but the best known examples ( The Last Wave (Peter Weir, 1977), the Mad Max trilogy (Dr George Miller, 1979/1981/1985). Shame (Steve Jodrell, 1987)) illustrate the variations in setting, characterisation and mode that the films essay. The environments chosen

in Contemporary Australian cinema
The international links of the Australian far right in the Cold War era
Evan Smith

I N THE 1960s, as Australia underwent significant social change at the tail end of Sir Robert Menzies’ prime ministership, the far right started to slowly re-emerge, having been quite dormant in the immediate post-war years as the conservative Liberal–Country Party pursued an anti-communist agenda and the continuance of the “White Australia Policy”, the highly restrictive immigration control system that had been in place since Federation in 1901. With the beginnings of the political and cultural radicalism of the late 1960s in Australia, predominantly the

in Global white nationalism
Intercontinental mobility and migrant expectations in the nineteenth century
Eric Richards

British and Australian traffic In the summer of 1886 about 5 million people visited the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London and 12,000 attended the official opening at the Albert Hall, graced by the Prince of Wales. Among them were large numbers of Australians who made their presence felt all around the metropolis. When they finally left to return to Australia, Melbourne Punch depicted Queen Victoria anxiously counting her spoons, and missing four. This Australian jest registered the much

in Emigrant homecomings
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Race, class, and poetry in a South American colony
Jason Rudy, Aaron Bartlett, Lindsey O'Neil, and Justin Thompson

In 1893, Queenslander William Lane embarked with 234 white Australian immigrants for Paraguay, where they were to establish a utopian socialist community. Hundreds more Australians would follow, drawn to what was promised as a worker’s paradise in South America. According to the New Australia , a newspaper published in New South Wales prior to the emigrants’ departure, in Paraguay ‘the means of working, including land and capital, should belong to the workers, who, by co-operative working, could then produce to supply all their wants, and need not produce for

in Worlding the south
The failure of the Anzac legend
Kent Fedorowich

‘Our duty’, proclaimed Senator E. D. Millen, Australia’s Minister of Repatriation, ‘is … to labour together and build, even upon the initial mistakes and apparent failure inevitable in a national undertaking of this magnitude, that in the final analysis our work shall be proven solvent, sound, and justified by its achievements.’ 1 The Australian experience of resettling

in Unfit for heroes
Deepening ties and securitising cyberspace
Maryanne Kelton and Zac Rogers

Introduction: Strengthening the alliance Obama’s politics of liberal internationalism promoted the rule of law, free trade and democratic values throughout the Asia Pacific. At the same time, his pragmatic realism was designed to secure the United States’ position in the region. This approach extended to deepening ties with regional allies and fostering the growth and corporatisation of US cyber capability. On both counts, he found a willing ally in Australia. Obama’s specific legacy, then, was to consolidate US–Australia political and economic relations

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific