Claire G. Coleman: The Old Lie
Claire G.Coleman believes speculative fiction is a powerful political tool. ‘It’s a genre in which there’s great scope for Aboriginal literature … It’s able to sneak politics into places people don’t expect to see it.'
Coleman's revelatory 2017 debut novel, Terra Nullius, depicted an alternative Australia – a continent of either the distant past or the distant future –…
Claire G. Coleman: The Old Lie in Kyneton
Claire G. Coleman believes speculative fiction is a powerful political tool. ‘It’s a genre in which there’s great scope for Aboriginal literature … It’s able to sneak politics into places people don’t expect to see it.'
Coleman's revelatory 2017 debut novel, Terra Nullius, depicted an alternative Australia – a continent of either the distant past or the distant future…
National Agitators: Confronting Australian Theatre
Warning: This recording contains some repeated coarse language.
Patricia Cornelius, Susie Dee and Nicci Wilks have been making radical and confronting theatre together for decades. ‘I’ve never believed the bullshit about how audiences don’t like risk,' Cornelius has said. 'They actually really do. I’ve seen it.'
Long-term collaborators, their work has more often found a home in innovative independent companies…
The Wheeler Centre
‘The Gospel According to Angelina'
In this special short episode, we hear a reading of a story that first appeared in the 'Trick' edition of our online publication, Notes. In 'The Gospel According to Angelina', Angelina Hurley testifies to fizzling miracles and the knack of holding firm and fast to family.
Illustration: Jon Tjhia
Angelina Hurley is an Aboriginal woman from Brisbane, Australia. Her heritage is of Jagera, Gooreng Gooreng, Mununjali, Birriah and Kamilaroi descent.
She is the daughter of renowned Aboriginal visual artist Ron Hurley. For more than 20 years, Hurley has worked in Indigenous arts, education and community cultural development. In 2011, Angelina was awarded the Australian-American Fulbright Commission's Indigenous Scholarship and she is now working on a doctoral study entitled Pointing the Funny Bone: Blak Comedy and Aboriginal Cultural Perspectives on Humour. Angelina is also co-host of the popular radio show Wild Black Women with Dr Chelsea Bond on Brisbane's 98.9 FM Let's Talk programme.In Notes: Trick edition 20 Dec 2018 Note The Gospel According to Angelina / Biography & memoir
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Guest post by Isabella Trimboli20 Dec 2018 Note The Theatre Technician: ‘magicians fool others by fooling themselves’ / Performing arts & pop culture
By Sophie Quick
Sobering Thoughts: Public Drunkenness Reform in Victoria
Almost 30 years ago, the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody recommended the abolition of public drunkenness as an offence. A subsequent inquiry in Victoria in 2001 also recommended decriminalisation. So, why have successive governments failed to act?
The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service estimates about a quarter of the people arrested for public drunkenness each day are Aboriginal, even…
Pass it On: Preserving Australian Indigenous Languages
‘Budgerigar’, ‘quandong’, ‘Torana’, ‘Canberra’ – there are many Aboriginal words in everyday use by both non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians. What do we gain from knowing and learning First Nations words? And how can we embed more traditional language into the daily lives of all Australians?
At least 250 Indigenous Australian languages were spoken on this continent in 1788. Today only…
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