Essays Tagged: "australian identity"

Australian literature: What images and constructions of 'Australian-ness' are represented in early Australian literature?

The concept of 'Australian-ness' had began its construction from before the English even reached Australia. Then as ... and Aborigines were virtually ignored. Their stories certainly played no role in the forging of the Australian identity.What are the images and constructions of 'Australian-ness'? Although the Austral ... uline, White Anglo-Irish and heterosexual.' (Schaffer 1988, p12).According to the myth the 'Typical Australian' is a practical man, rough and ready in his manners and quick to decry and appearance of ...

(6 pages) 154 2 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A welcome to imigrants in Australia.

"Australians all let us rejoice for we are young and free."This, the first line of our nation's anthe ... are young and free."This, the first line of our nation's anthem sums up what I believe to be truly Australian, and shows what bonds our society and defines Australia.Today I welcome you to Australia, ... nation and in attitude, and the freedom we hold so dear, are the most valued characteristics of our Australian identity.In the relatively short history of this nation, Australia has displayed a will t ...

(4 pages) 84 4 4.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Australian Identity Through Poetry.

The Australian identity is as diverse as the country itself. Each and every Australian has a unique perc ... a unique perception of Australia, yet there is also a common awareness of Australia as a whole. The Australian identity also concerns the way Australians are viewed by other people. There are many dif ... resting view of Australia, mainly using contrast to express the point of view. It communicates most Australians' love of the bush, and the outdoors, and their pride in Australia, and also the very ste ...

(4 pages) 64 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Artists that have conveyed an Australian identity: Sidney Nolan, Brett Whiteley & Fred Williams

Essay- How Artists Have Conveyed An Australian IdentityThe image of Australian art has changed constantly since its early beginnings and ... nations cultural identity, which has been substantially enhanced over the last two hundred years by Australian artists. The Australian identity has been examined and portrayed by many Australian artis ... ugh the artists work's by displaying certain abundant characteristics that successfully describe an Australian identity. Sidney Nolan, Brett Whiteley and Fred Williams are a few Australian artists tha ...

(4 pages) 62 0 3.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Summer of the seventeenth doll research paper. bush and city theme.

r of the Seventeenth Doll is set in the 1950s, which was a crucial period in the development of the Australian identity. It was a time of post-war reconstruction and immigration, of materialism, a woo ... uburban comfort and conservatism- the first decade since early in the century in which the ordinary Australian had not been hounded by war, depression and drought.The refinements of life then began to ...

(5 pages) 34 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

There is no one agreed voice through which Australia speaks about Australian identity (includes critques of four Australian texts)

Many Identities" by David Williamson, Australia by AD Hope and In the Park by Gwen Harwood. As the "Australian identity" becomes increasingly hard to define in these complex, shifting times, many are ... omplex, shifting times, many are coming to believe that perhaps there is no such thing.The issue of Australian identity is discussed in Tim Winton's award-winning, coming-of-age novel An Open Swimmer ...

(9 pages) 121 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

The poetry of Judith Wright conveys a strong sense of 'Australian Identity'.

Australian Identity as evident in the poetry of Judith WrightThe poetry of Judith Wright conveys a s ... her homeland and the issues which concern herThe poetry of Judith Wright conveys a strong sense of 'Australian Identity'. This is evident though Wright's strong connection to the landscape, using desc ... trong connection to the landscape, using descriptions and personifications of the landscape for the Australian landscape to act as a Metaphor to describe the poets attitude towards her homeland and is ...

(6 pages) 71 1 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Rabbit Proof Fence Review

DateThe Director'New Experiences in Australian Film'Dendy Theatre346 George StreetBrisbane, QLD 4000Dear Sir, I am a film critic ... mmend the film 'Rabbit Proof Fence' by Magna Pacific Films for inclusion in the 'New Experiences in Australian Film' festival's line-up. This inclusive film acknowledges the experiences of a social gr ...

(3 pages) 37 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Castle

ea ourselves. We, however subscribe to these stereotypes when trying to find some expression of our Australian identity. The feature film The Castle deals with issues about Australian identity in the ... vident in the co-operation of the Kerrigan family and other neighbors who are also threatened. The 'Australian larrikin spirit', which some may see as positive, is portrayed by Darryl and Steve pullin ...

(2 pages) 80 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

I Am, You are, We are Australian

"I am Australian" was released in late 1980s by Bruce Woodley and Dobe Newton. It is a song that celebrate ... ises significant events and icons in Australia's culture, history and spirit and many reflects and 'Australian identity' within the iconography of the song, which in itself is an Australian icon. This ... h in itself is an Australian icon. This song was written very recently, thus contains many parts of Australian society which older poems and folk songs do not mention, such as women in society and abo ...

(2 pages) 73 0 4.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

What is the significance and origins of the bush legend and other images in early Australian literature?

riters, poets and others have attempted to put their finger on and establish an authentic or 'real' Australian identity for the relatively young population. One of the important and prolific images or ... bate over the years and two historians who have participated in this debate are Russel Ward in his 'Australian Legend' written in 1958 and re-printed in 1982, and Graeme Davison's 'Sydney and the Bush ...

(3 pages) 32 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay on Rags and Riches articls, explring the aritocratic Australian Culture

RAGS AND RICHESIdentity is a very important part of being Australian; it is a feeling of being associated with a national group, defined by a common heritage, ... erritory and history. The article "Rags and Riches" written by Phil Brown addresses these issues of Australian identity. Both past and present views of popular culture are reinforced by a range of tex ... ts of nationhood by constructing a powerful representation of a very materialistic and aristocratic Australian culture. This essay will explore this in relation to the discourses of race, class and co ...

(4 pages) 25 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Men of the Open Spaces - Focuses on the the Australian bush culture.

THE MEN OF THE OPEN SPACESIdentity is a very important part of being Australian; it is a feeling of being associated with a national group, defined by a common heritage, ... age and history. "The Men of the Open Spaces", written be Will H. Ogilvie addresses these issues of Australian identity, constructing a powerful representation of the Australian 'bush' culture. The te ... ocuses on a very traditional concept of nationhood and constructs a stereotypical representation of Australian culture. This essay will explore this in relation to the discourses of gender, class and ...

(3 pages) 31 1 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Australian Films

In this report we will examine a couple of Australian movies which offer representations of Australian masculinities and discuss how men are re ... asculinities and discuss how men are represented and the relationship between this and questions of Australian identity. These movies are namely Crocodile Dundee (character Mick Dundee) and The Advent ... Adventures of Barry McKenzie.One point becomes evident that that the characters type symbolized in Australian movies is predominantly male centered. Australian films are inclined to show a gender int ...

(7 pages) 52 0 4.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Gallipol: ANZAC, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

lipoli is on the internet. The sight is in the World War One - The Gallipoli Campaign- The birth of Australian Identity separated from Britain. ... erested in history and the First World War. In the first few paragraphs there is an overview of why Australians ended up on the shores of Gallipoli in 1915 and why so many Anzac men died.The text give ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

"Hotel Sorrento" analysis

Hannie Rayson's play attempts to articulate an Australian identity and suggests that the experience of living elsewhere alters one's perceptions of ... r emphasis on a family's capacity to postpone the settling of conflicts. She stresses the idea that Australians are unable to express passion, through Wal's character. Wal cannot tell his daughters th ...

(1 pages) 18 0 0.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

What is the ANZAC myth?

The Anzac myth defined the qualities claimed to represent the Australian soldiers. It is about the Australian soldiers maintaining courage and mateship through ho ... ough the devastating loss of the Gallipoli Campaign.The Anzac myth created an emerging image of the Australian identity, before Gallipoli a national identity had been lacking, just like the soldiers w ... Gallipoli the nation had an image in which others could identify it to, thanks to the battle weary Australian troops who showed loyalty, bravery and courage throughout the battle.The Anzac Myth was m ...

(1 pages) 2348 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Art and Australian Identity

Through studying artists from different periods in Australian history, we are able to trace the development of and changes in the Australian identity. ... he vibrant impressions of Tom Roberts, to the contemporary analysis of Anne Zahalka, the concept of Australian identity has gone through much remodelling over the ages. Each artist response is differe ... ial issues of the period. However, they are all common in that they represent the sentiments of the Australian public at the time, and what they feel it means to be Australian.Born in England in 1767, ...

(8 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

"History Curriculum."

The following essay is a rationale of a ten-week Australian history course for senior high school students. This said the target audience would be si ... ghout the ten weeks, the students will gradually come to their own conclusion of the concept of the Australian identity. Their final essay will be their perception of what it is, and what it means to ... , and try to understand how things are different now, to what it was, and why the perception of the Australian identity has changed over the years.As the students learn about the history of their coun ...

(4 pages) 539 0 1.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Anzac Legend

ifferent views on the topic of describing the Anzac legend and why has it been an important part of Australian identity. Does the Anzac legend and sprit remain today? The Anzac spirit was born at Gall ... epresent that Hellish war but all wars that Anzac soldiers have participated in.From the moment the Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed at Anzac cove, the soldiers established the spirit of mat ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History