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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
Wm. Matthew Kennedy

purpose of preventing bad neighbours from coming near them, and in order to become part and parcel of the British Empire. 1 Thomas McIlwraith, 1884 To many nineteenth-century Australian settlers, the Australian colonies were in an imaginary state of constant expansion. By the 1860s, New South Wales had begotten Victoria and Queensland, South Australia had taken up the Northern Territory, and the

in The imperial Commonwealth
Racialising the Muslim subject in public, media, and political discourse in the War on Terror era
Derya Iner
Sean McManus

Introduction According to the Australian 2016 census, there are 604,200 Muslim Australians – 2.6 per cent of a total population of approximately 23.4 million. Almost 40 per cent are Australian born, and of the 60 per cent born overseas the mix is highly diverse, originating from 183 different countries (Hassan 2015 ). In Australia, particularly since 11 September 2001 (9/11), the view of Islam and Muslims has been influenced by the growing discourse of Islamophobia (Poynting and Briskman 2018 ). It could be argued that

in The rise of global Islamophobia in the War on Terror
Wm. Matthew Kennedy

Murray, 1912 In the late nineteenth century, the racial anxieties of the Australian settler experience were finding expression in new interpretations of perceptions of human difference. Settler racial categories started to depart from British categories. Although both had come to vaunt the ideal of ‘whiteness’ as central to civilization, whereas to Britons whiteness was one of many categories of identity, and one that plotted spectrally, to many in settler colonial Australia cultivating whiteness was an existential imperative

in The imperial Commonwealth
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