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Australian Mongrel

Author : David Darcy
ISBN : 1742668445
Genre : History
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Australian Mongrel is a photographic exploration of Australia's relationship with this beloved icon. Renowned photographer David Darcy explores the lives of a diverse range of dogs from the land down under, from working dogs to suburban canines, Aboriginal camp dogs to the ordinary Aussie mongrel. Accompanying the dogs is a cross section of people who share their lives with man's best friend, and the many stories and yarns that go with them. Featuring ordinary working folk, mums and dads, indigenous people and countless other characters, their narratives are often funny, sometimes heroic, frequently heartfelt and moving, but always worth telling.
Category: History

Wordbook Of Australian Idiom Aussie Slang

Author : Kerrin P. Rowe
ISBN : 9781412208260
Genre : Business & Economics
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A direct and informative Wordbook of Idiom and Slang which is directed at giving explanation to the meaning of and the correct usage of the Australian English language. There are some words used that may offend as they have converse meanings to other English Speaking countries; however, there is no intent to offend or malign or denigrate anybody. This book is designed to be informative, educational, and full of humor and will give the reader insight to a unique and colorful language.
Category: Business & Economics

The Dinkum Dictionary

Author : Susan Butler
ISBN : 9781921351983
Genre : Australianisms
File Size : 89.71 MB
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Do you know what a Vic-wit is? Have you ever had a nibble pie? Now in it's third edition, The Dinkum Dictionary, is even better than ever. This fascinating book describes the origins and usage of words ranging from 'mulga' to 'anzac', from 'furphy' to 'blue', and this edition includes even more words and terms. Butler reveals little-known facts about our ways of communicating with each other. She examines the diverse range of influences that have coloured our language, indigenous & non-indigenous, revealing the richness of Australia's culture.
Category: Australianisms

Mongrel Signatures

Author : Annalisa Oboe
ISBN : 9042009748
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Essays by Adam Shoemaker, Cassandra Pybus, Maureen Clark, Graziella Englaro, Annalisa Oboe, Maggie Nolan, Gerry Turcotte, Lorenzo Perrona, Eva Rask Knudsen, Wendy Pearson, Clare Archer-Lean and Ruby Langford Ginibi.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Getting Of Garlic

Author : John Newton
ISBN : 9781742244365
Genre : History
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The white colonisers of Australia suffered from Alliumphobia, a fear of garlic. Local cooks didn’t touch the stuff and it took centuries for that fear to lift. This food history of Australia shows we held onto British assumptions about produce and cooking for a long time and these fed our views on racial hierarchies and our place in the world. Before Garlic we had meat and potatoes; After Garlic what we ate got much more interesting. But has a national cuisine emerged? What is Australian food culture? Renowned food writer John Newton visits haute cuisine or fine dining restaurants, the cafes and mid-range restaurants, and heads home to the dinner tables as he samples what everyday people have cooked and eaten over centuries. His observations and recipes old and new, show what has changed and what hasn’t changed as much as we might think even though our chefs are hailed as some of the best in the world.
Category: History

Every Man And His Dog

Author : David Darcy
ISBN : 1743317018
Genre : Literary Collections
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Since Indigenous Australians first shared their lives with dingoes thousands of years ago, dogs have been part of the fabric of everyday life in Australia. David Darcy explores this timeless bond between man and dog. Traveling around Australia, from the coast to the Outback, David photographed blokes from all walks of life as they talked about their dogs—from tough working dogs to pampered family pets. The result is a funny, moving, and unforgettable tribute to man's best friend.
Category: Literary Collections

The Little Mongrel

Author : Kado Muir
ISBN : 1449994709
Genre : Education
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This is a short story depicting the experience of an Australian Aborigine family out bush on a weekend hunting trip. The story offers an insight into both contemporary and traditional Aboriginal cultural perspectives. In this story you will learn a number of key facts about Aboriginal culture in Western Australia today. Aboriginal people are living in a period of transition from the days of nomadic hunting and gathering with the very elaborate social and kinship systems to a new age of Toyota's and weekends. The exercise at the end will give you an opportunity to absorb the key lessons in this story. Read the story yourself or with friends then answer or discuss the questions at the end.
Category: Education

Mongrel Nation

Author : Clarence Earl Walker
ISBN : UOM:39015082743975
Genre : African Americans
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The debate over the affair between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings rarely rises above the question of "Did they or didn’t they?" But lost in the argument over the existence of such a relationship are equally urgent questions about a history that is more complex, both sexually and culturally, than most of us realize. Mongrel Nation seeks to uncover this complexity, as well as the reasons it is so often obscured. Clarence Walker contends that the relationship between Jefferson and Hemings must be seen not in isolation but in the broader context of interracial affairs within the plantation complex. Viewed from this perspective, the relationship was not unusual or aberrant but was fairly typical. For many, this is a disturbing realization, because it forces us to abandon the idea of American exceptionalism and re-examine slavery in America as part of a long, global history of slaveholders frequently crossing the color line. More than many other societies--and despite our obvious mixed-race population--our nation has displayed particular reluctance to acknowledge this dynamic. In a country where, as early as 1662, interracial sex was already punishable by law, an understanding of the Hemings-Jefferson relationship has consistently met with resistance. From Jefferson’s time to our own, the general public denied--or remained oblivious to--the possibility of the affair. Historians, too, dismissed the idea, even when confronted with compelling arguments by fellow scholars. It took the DNA findings of 1998 to persuade many (although, to this day, doubters remain). The refusal to admit the likelihood of this union between master and slave stems, of course, from Jefferson’s symbolic significance as a Founding Father. The president’s apologists, both before and after the DNA findings, have constructed an iconic Jefferson that tells us more about their own beliefs--and the often alarming demands of those beliefs--than it does about the interaction between slave owners and slaves. Much more than a search for the facts about two individuals, the debate over Jefferson and Hemings is emblematic of tensions in our society between competing conceptions of race and of our nation.
Category: African Americans

Mongrel Country

Author : David Darcy
ISBN : 0734402708
Genre : Country life
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Collection of photographs of dogs taken in rural Australia. The images of the Australian working dog reflect the close relationship that exists between the outback and the working dog today. Includes list of animal shelters. Photographer lives in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. In 1988 he won the Junior Top Shot photography award. His work is on display in a gallery in Leura.
Category: Country life