Volume 27, 2011

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    Movie review: Oranges and Sunshine
    (Flinders University, 2011) Agutter, Karen Maree
    Movie review: Loach, J. (Director), 2011, Oranges and Sunshine, [DVD], New South Wales, Icon Film Distribution Pty Ltd.
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    Book review: Great Central State: The Foundation of the Northern Territory
    (Flinders University, 2011) Hutchings, Alan
    Book review: Jack Cross, Great Central State: The Foundation of the Northern Territory, Wakefield Press, Kent Town, 2011.
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    Book review: Red Silk. The Life of Elliott Johnston QC
    (Flinders University, 2011) Anderson, Geoffrey More
    Book review: Penelope Debelle, Red Silk. The Life of Elliott Johnston QC, Wakefield Press, Kent Town, 2011.
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    Book review: Dampier’s Monkey: The South Sea Voyages of William Dampier
    (Flinders University, 2011) Starbuck, Nicole
    Book review: Adrian Mitchell, Dampier’s Monkey: The South Sea Voyages of William Dampier, Wakefield Press, Kent Town, 2010.
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    Book review: Germans: Travellers, Settlers and Their Descendants in South Australia
    (Flinders University, 2011) Ing, Heidi
    Book review: Peter Monteath (ed), Germans: Travellers, Settlers and Their Descendants in South Australia, Wakefield Press, Kent Town, 2011.
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    Competitive and Entrepreneurial Cities and Regions
    (Flinders University, 2011) Trainor, Peter
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    Designing with Natives: Rethinking the Role of Australian Native Plants in the Open Spaces of Elizabeth and Golden Grove
    (Flinders University, 2011) Bird, Louise
    The use of Australian native plants, in both public and private designed landscapes, has had a varied history in South Australia. Initially widely viewed in a negative light, shifts in cultural and environmental view-points have seen native plants come to be both accepted and appreciated in the second half of the twentieth century. The effects of this shift in thinking can be observed in South Australia in the wider use of native plants in public spaces including in planned environments designed and built since World War Two. This paper examines the rise in interest in native plants and rethinks the rationale for their use locally in public open spaces in post-war residential environments. It focuses on two master planned communities developed on farm land, respectively, north and north-east of Adelaide: Elizabeth, designed and built by the South Australian Housing Trust during the 1950s and 1960s, and Golden Grove constructed between 1984 and 2003 as a joint venture of the Government of South Australia and the Delfin Property Group. Both developments were conceived with significant percentages of open space, well in excess of the legislated provision, and both saw extensive use of native plants. The paper surveys the nature of open spaces provided in both case study areas and considers and evaluates the role of these designated open spaces planted with native plants from design, social and cultural perspectives.
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    Transient School Communities: Education of 'The Great Wandering Class'
    (Flinders University, 2011) Stagg, Helen
    This paper makes a study of the education of children living at the Lock 7 and 9 construction camps between 1923 and 1935. While completing a Masters Project through the University of New England in 2010, I discovered the unusual situation whereby the children of men employed on a South Australian construction project were enrolled in Victorian schools for a period of time. The archival record of correspondence between the teachers and the Victorian Education Department at Lock 7 and 9 made fascinating reading as they tussled to obtain the necessary supplies and to administer a school with a finite life. School 4156, which began at Lock 9 near Kulnine Station in Victoria closed in 1926 and reopened six years later at a new location near the Rufus River in 1930. It finally closed at the completion of the works in 1934. Who were the teachers and what struggles did they have teaching the children of the great wandering class? This paper tells their story.
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    Rethinking Modern Architecture: HASSELL’s Contribution to the Transformation of Adelaide’s Twentieth Century Urban Landscape
    (Flinders University, 2011) Cosgrove, Caroline
    There has been considerable academic, professional and community interest in South Australia’s nineteenth century built heritage, but less in that of the state’s twentieth century. Now that the twenty-first century is in its second decade, it is timely to attempt to gain a clearer historical perspective on the twentieth century and its buildings. The architectural practice HASSELL, which originated in South Australia in 1917, has established itself nationally and internationally and has received national peer recognition, as well as recognition in the published literature for its industrial architecture, its education, airport, court, sporting, commercial and performing arts buildings, and the well-known Adelaide Festival Centre. However, architectural historians have generally overlooked the practice’s broader role in the development of modern architecture until recently, with the acknowledgement of its post-war industrial work. This paper explores HASSELL’s contribution to the development of modern architecture in South Australia within the context of growth and development in the twentieth century. It examines the need for such studies in light of heritage considerations and presents an overview of the firm’s involvement in transforming the urban landscape in the city and suburbs of Adelaide. Examples are given of HASSELL’s mid-twentieth century industrial, educational and commercial buildings.
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    Adelaide’s Flowering Homosexual Culture: 1939‐1972
    (Flinders University, 2011) Hodge, Dino
    The rise of a homosexual culture in Adelaide by the end of the 1930s has been documented previously. Little has been published on the culture during World War II and up to the 1972 murder of a homosexual university lecturer, Dr Duncan, allegedly at the hands of the police. His death sparked widespread debate, culminating with South Australia becoming the first Australian jurisdiction to decriminalise homosexuality. This paper traces the features and development of that culture during the years 1939-1972. In so doing, the paper draws extensively on a unique oral history collection which has only recently become available to researchers.
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    Democratic Representation: Then, Now, and in the Future
    (Flinders University, 2011) Jaensch, Dean
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    A Personal Journey with Anangu History and Politics
    (Flinders University, 2011) Edwards, Bill
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    The History of Heritage
    (Flinders University, 2011) Prest, Wilf
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    Heritage as Politics
    (2011) Marsden, Susan