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quote: 'our prime minister could embrace and forgive the people who killed our beloved sons and fathers, and so he should, but he could not, would not, apologise to the aboriginal people for 200 years of murder and abuse. the battle against the turks, he...

geoffrey moorhouse, sydney, the story of a city. i'm not sure where this book sits on the history of sydney, but it's certainly written with a confident hand, and an attention to detail, though his continual fixation on the harbour is a bit bizarre. i myself...

well. crap. i had a whole nice long post going along here. all about the changes in direction, the new things that would be coming, and that sort of thing. in other words, i was busy explaining how i was wrong, how there were changes,...

question: if i want to look at how sydney is represented in a variety of things, why am i reading the things i am? shouldn't i read these after having a strong log of stuff about sydney?...

quote: "now, in the time of thaw, borders everywhere are melting, sliding, submerging, reemerging/ identities--national, cultural, individual--are experiencing the exultant anxieties that accompany the threat of dissolution...

bus doors open, and i step in. straight passage, cramped seats, big wide windows to look out of, with red handled glass breakers fastened above in case of emergency. there is no comfort in this space, no sense of self: people you don't know sit...

something that maybe be of interest to note, even if it is six years out of date: in the 1996 census, the average house income in sydney was $49,000. in melbourne it was $44,500, brisbane, $41,900 and adelaide $37,000. i wonder what it is now? given...