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A RESPONSE TO PAUL GILCHRIST’S PAPER ON ‘EVOLVING SYSTEMS’

Doug Cocks

(a shorter version was published in ISAA Review, Volume 14, number 1, 2015, p.94)

To orient readers of Paul Gilchrist’s paper I would characterise it, first, as a commentary on my own paper ‘ My Unfinished World View’ published in the ISAA Review recently and, secondly, as a vehicle for introducing various aspects of Gilchrist’s own world view, including several that are the products of his own thinking. Paul Gilchrist...

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COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT REGIONAL MEETINGS: MALCOLM FRASER’S INDO-PACIFIC PROJECT

Auriol Weigold

Auriol Weigold is a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Design at theUniversity of Canberra. The paper from which aspects of this Commentary are drawn, was written with the support of the Australian Prime Ministers Centre, Old Parliament House, Canberra (2011-12), entitled ‘Australia-India relations in insecure times: Malcolm Fraser’s engagement’. It was published in L Brennan & A Weigold (eds) Re-thinking India: Perceptions from Australia. Readworthy Publications,...

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Take a Seat – Australian modernist seating

 

In celebration and acknowledgement of the modernist foundations as the Emu Plains home and studio of artists Margo and Gerald Lewers, until their respective deaths in 1978 and 1962, the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest programs exhibitions which explore aspects of the modernist era and endeavour.

Currently showing, Take a Seat – Australian Modernist Seating, explores a period (1940-1975) of immense vitality...

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The importance of the broad historical context in understanding heritage places

 

Introduction

I think its fair to say that when visiting an historic house, such as Experiment Farm Cottage we could have confidence that its conservation had been undertaken to the standards set by ICOMOS, the International Council of Monuments and Sites.

I believe the general public assume the interpretation of historic places and the stories told of them by their trustees are based on sound research undertaken by specialists from a...

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Romani In Australia: Invisible and Marginalised ‘Others’ In Australian History



Presentation notes

The word ‘Romani’ or ‘Rom’ comes from the Sanskrit ‘domb’a, meaning ‘a man from a...group who were musicians’. The word ‘Gypsy’ comes from the mistaken belief among many European peoples that the Romany originated in Egypt

http://asianhistory.about.com/od/glossaryps/g/Who-Are-The-Romany-Or-Gypsies.htm

Introduction

At an ISSA event in May 2014 Emeritus Professor Trevor Parmenter AM, in speaking to his paper - 'Inclusion in a neo-liberal society in the context of marginalised groups such as people with...

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The Story, History or Concept behind a Book

  This paper was presented by Leonie Star on 21 May 2014 at an ‘Open Forum’ event organised by the NSW Chapter of ISAA.

 What lies behind a book? This topic will be examined through a relatively limited prism, omitting fiction and that majority of substantial and essential works written by academics to further knowledge in specific areas. So I am left with those intriguing publications that...

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