Australia for Women: Travel and Culture

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Susan Hawthorne, Renate Klein
Spinifex Press, 1994 - Travel - 432 pages
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Australia is a land full of opportunities, but where can you go to find the things that matter to women? This book is a guide to the land as well as the diverse culture of women. Women's culture in Australia goes back more than 40,000 years and is a rich mosaic of story, art and music. On the top of this has come the culture of the past 200 years: from the British convicts, from China, from the Pacific, from the newer waves of migration and from the women's movement. This is reflected in literature, theatre, the visual arts, music, circuses and dance. Rural and urban women describe the places they know and love, they also describe their histories and show something of what lies behind a first impression. Contributors featured include: Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Faith Bandler, Portia Robinson, Elizabeth Jolley, Sara Dowse, Janine Haines, Dale Spender, Ruby Langford Ginibi, Kate Llewellyn, and Finola Moorhead.
 

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Contents

Foreword
1
Portia Robinson
16
Diane Bell
29
Sandy Jeffs
48
Jocelynne Scutt
65
Uyen Loewald
78
A History of the Contemporary Womens Movement
92
Finola Moorhead
95
Kate Llewellyn
279
The Great South Land
295
Elizabeth Jolley
310
Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein
323
Barbara Tiernan
336
Miss Marple Goes to Ayers Rock
341
Rosa Safransky
355
Suzanne Bellamy
371

Virginia Fraser
106
Sneja Gunew
125
Merrilee Moss
142
Sue Edmonds
158
Sally Macarthur
173
Gillian Hanscombe and Suniti Namjoshi
260
Jenny Maher
388
3
401
Contributing Authors and Photographers
416
Photo Credits
430
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Susan Hawthorne is a poet, novelist, aerialist, political activist and author of ten books. She grew up on a farm in rural New South Wales. She has degrees in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit as well as in Philosophy, and a PhD in Political Science and Women's Studies from the University of Melbourne. In 2009, Susan was an Asialink Literature Resident at the University of Madras, India and is Adjunct Professor in the Writing Program at James Cook University, Townsville and an ASA Mentor. Susan is Director of Spinifex Press and has played a leading role among independent Australian publishers in innovative and eBook publishing.

Renate Klein, PhD, was Associate Professor in Womens Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, until her retirement in 2006, and is the (co)author/(co)editor of 14 books. She is a biologist and social scientist and taught courses on Reproductive Medicine and Feminist Ethics. Since the 1980s, she has conducted critical feminist research into the new and old reproductive technologies including international population control, IVF (fertility drugs), hormonal and immunological contraceptives, surrogacy, RU 486 and Gardasil.

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