PARRA 1- intro Journeys are not always personally instigated. They are brought about by an outside pressure, force or action. Furthermore, journeys can lead to a profound progress of not only the venturer but the people around them. This is evident in the prescribed Australian poems ‘Smugglers’ written by Maria Lewitt, ‘Homecoming’ by Bruce Dawe as well as the two chosen texts ‘Rabbit Proof fence’ directed by Phillip Noyce and ‘Sophie’s Journey’ edited by Sally Collings. PARRA 2- homecoming In the Australian poem ‘Homecoming’ the author, Dawe uses vivid visual and aural poetic techniques to construct his ongoing attitudes of the war.
Contemporary Australian Theatre Practice At their best, contemporary Australian plays explore and reveal important social, political and personal issues. This is done using an extensive variety of innovative, unique and brave theatrical techniques to evoke emotion and to engage an audience. Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman’s “The Seven Stages of Grieving” and “Ruby Moon” by Matt Cameron are two popular Australian plays where this is very apparent. Through our studies in class, it became clear “The Seven Stages of Grieving” is a modern day play which reflects the history of Australia’s Indigenous community and the suffering of the Aboriginal people. An important, noteworthy point is that the play is ever evolving.
But negative relationship brings human angry, racist, bitter, confronting and argumentative. This notion is explored when Gael went to Melbourne to find Kay; the camera shows they are different such as color, costume, and so on. Also, Gael always uses “Gubba” to describe Kay. The word means white people. The film uses the flashback to tell audience about Kay’s childhood.
Texts are often generated to produce radically different perspectives whereby the theme of the play is revealed. No Sugar is a postcolonial play set in 1929 to 1934 and first performed in 1985 to highlight the disempowerment and segregation of Aboriginals which came as a result of the colonisation of white, British settlers. While many people suffered economically and socially during the Great Depression, the effects of this event were often more severe for the Aborigines. Colonisation often involves not merely the settlement of new lands, but the dispossession of indigenous people who share their own histories and cultures. The play No Sugar provides social realism into the effects of colonisation through the construction of an Australian
While a variety of factors have shaped the diversity of Indigenous Australian philosophy and practices across the Australian continent, one of the central characteristics of the Aboriginal worldview is the concept of the ‘Dreaming’. Outline some of the key aspects of this belief system and reflect on this in comparison to your own worldview The Dreaming is referred to by Edwards (1998, p.16) as the time that Aboriginal people came into existence. It is clear that the term Aboriginal people is very imprecise as there are many Indigenous nations or tribes, as a result of different groups of people migrating to Australia at different times. American anthropologist J. Birdsell (Flood cited in Edwards 1998, p. 2) describes that there were
Keeper’n Me Study Guide Keeper’n Me is a homecoming story. Homecoming is a significant theme within Aboriginal literature because many factors have led to the displacement of individuals from their traditional territories and cultures. It is also a story about becoming comfortable within one’s own skin by discovering one’s roots, which is another theme in Aboriginal literature. If you would like to do some research before reading the novel I recommend researching the sixties scoop, the rates of Aboriginal children in foster care, perspectives on Aboriginal connection to the land, and the Anishnabe people. If you would like to challenge yourself, you could also research systematic racism in Canada, the impact of resource development on Aboriginal people in Canada,
Upon arriving in Australia, European explorers and ultimately the European settlers that followed must have been very curious and intrigued when they came across the indigenous population of Australia that had such a contrasting and different culture from their own. The social structures of Australian Aboriginal society was unique to the landscape in which they lived and also to the evolutionary stage that their civilization had reached. The status that Aboriginal women held in their society must have been especially puzzling as Europeans came across such contrasting treatment towards women by the male members of their society. There have been documented instances where Europeans witnessed women being treated inhumanly by other member of
Maria Campbell’s autobiography Halfbreed is a story of survival, and of overcoming a sense of shame related to ethnic identity. Campbell brings attention to the way in which race in the Canadian multicultural society has been seen as real and definable. She describes the consequences of such racial thinking on Metís individuals (half-breeds or non-status Natives), the humiliating situations visibly Métis or Native people have experienced in their everyday lives, and the consequent, debilitating sense of shame shared by many of them. At the same time, as her story proceeds, Campbell develops a growing sense of empowerment as she takes it into her own hands to define Métisness and introduces a politicized notion of the Métis as a legitimate identity category within the context of Canadian multiculturalism. In Halfbreed, the shame and anger resulting from the degrading, traumatic experiences are in the end not portrayed as debilitating feelings.
An individuals sense of belonging is influenced by the passage of time and interaction with their world. English Belonging Essay A sense of belonging can be influenced by many different things, The passage of time and their own interaction with the outside world are some main points that affect one's perception of their own belonging. Throughout studying the “Immigrant Chronicles” by Peter Skrzynecki, a series of poems written about his experiences fitting in to Australian life after Immigrating from Poland following the devastation of their homeland in World War Two, a common, recurring theme of belonging becomes present. Using the poems “Feliks Skrzynecki” and “10 Mary Street” immigrant chronicle while comparing with other sources like the film “What’s eating Gilbert
It causes great damage to the sense of belonging within the family throughout Raimond’s life. Devices of imagery, such as similes, metaphors and personification are used throughout Gaita’s text as an effective means of illustrating significant moments in the process of belonging to a person or place. The short story “Going Home” by Archie Weller deals with the complexities of Aboriginality in Australia. It also illustrates the necessity of self-identity for a young person, especially when trying to belong in their community. The story portrays the white culture as being sophisticated and proper human beings, whereas the black culture is portrayed as having no worth.