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Bondi Sculptures by the Sea

As you descend the hill to look over Bondi Beach, you could be forgiven for doubting the legitimacy of all the fame behind the name; ‘Bondi’. With dreary skies and the ever-present threat of storms, Bondi Sculptures by the Sea seems less accurate than possibly Sculptures in the Rain. While…

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The ‘jazz destiny’ of Lord Nelson

In Sydney lord Nelson is a famous pub. In the old city of Stockholm with its narrow alleyways and jazz lifestyle, two of the famous old hotels are the Lord Nelson and the Lady Hamilton, not too far apart and probably as close as they have been for 210 years,…

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Australian Aboriginal Artists Albert Namatjira

Today, Australian Aboriginal artists are well-known worldwide and the culture of aboriginal art has become heavily commercialised. Yet this is a recent happening of the past 50 years, or maybe it is more a renaissance of traditional aboriginal art dating back as far as 40,000 years, encouraged in its re-creation…

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An Australian Wedding

May is the month for brides in Australia. My first Australian wedding and shortest marriage occurred on 10 May, the second Saturday, but 46 years ago. The nuptials subject of this short tale were held on 2nd May, the Saturday one week before Mother’s Day. Yet these days the chances…

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Age does not weary the Heroes of the Rocks

Most who visit Sydney venture to the Quay and the Rocks, where Jazz is the music of choice,miss the Heroes of the Rocks. They stroll through the weekend markets just a jump off the Harbour Bridge overhead, or simply venture along George St to the Orient Hotel corner, not finding the…

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Italian or Australian? Yes, please together - Australoveneto

"Australoveneto is like having two souls as in "Croce e Delizia," quoting Verdi's La Traviata. Florio Pozza has two souls. He was born in Australia to Italian parents and only at 12 years he arrived in Veneto: in his heart there is room for both countries. He is Australoveneto. This…

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The Ozzie - You find them abounding Everywhere

Some species just cannot stay at home; everywhere, whether it be at the club, pub or in far flung corners of the planet, you’ll bump into an Ozzie kangaroo bounding around in the scrub. It is a windy but sunny Sunday, late in May in what appears to be the…

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True Blue of the South – Sydney

Walking up Pitt Street from Circular Quay in Sydney on a fine autumn day you have the chance to witness the true blue of the South. There is no finer or clearer sky than that of the east coast of Australia where the breezes of the sea wash away the…

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Dreamings – Linking Distant Cultural Parts

In 2014 in Villa Borghese, Rome, has been host an exhibition called Dreamings, an amazing collection of art, that it seems can only be linked by metaphysics in its second meaning – a study of what is outside objective experience - maybe of dreamtime. The exhibition was ‘Dreamings’ and it links…

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