Category Archives: cultural history / memory

In memory of my mother, Iris Vera Florence Spencer (1.8.1921 — 27.8.2017)

(This is from the eulogy I gave at my 96 year old Mum’s funeral on the 4th September, 2017 at Boronia Church of Christ in Victoria. There is also a wonderful slideshow of her life at the end, so feel … Continue reading

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Survival Day, Australia, January 26th

Just a couple of things I want to [re]share today on 26th January: 229 years since Captain Cook raised the British flag on Cadigal land and claimed possession of the whole of the east coast for England… My favourite Invasion … Continue reading

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Is this the end of the road for arts, writing, features and music on our ABC Radio National?

This past few weeks has seen more destruction at ABC-Radio National with the axing — or ‘decommissioning’ in spin terms — of many beloved programs, almost all music and features, and all avenues to hear original creative works by Australian … Continue reading

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