Why is the Australian Identity so difficult to define? "I am, you are, we are Australian' these lyrics are from the iconic song "I am Australain" by Bruce Woodley, but what does 'Australian' really mean? How can we be called 'Australian' in a definitive manner when Australia is so young and so diverse? Answering these questions is a major obstacle to overcome to get down to the nitty-gritty of what being Australian really is. As times changed so does the Australian identity and many have yet to realise, hence the continuation of stereotypes.
Linking back to one of the first points raised, this is quite similar to the mateship the ANZACs showed during WWI and continued well after WWII. This once again impacts the audience to believe that mateship is a part of Australian identity no matter what class you come/originate
These identities, although commonly portrayed, are for the majority of the population, incorrect. Goldsworthy has really let us all see into the international view of Australia, with a particularly strong and memorable quote from Crocodile Dundee “That’s not a knife. THIS is a knife.” being one of the most memorable ‘Aussie’ quotes around and one which many different foreign cultures affiliate us with as True Blue? On being Australian lets us see. But what percentage of Australian citizens do you know that carry a knife?
This voice protective with a tone of aggression and sarcasm. Patterson wrote ‘In defence of the Bush’ in response to Henry Lawson’s attack on the bush with his poem entitled ‘Up the Country’. In the first line of this ballad Patterson’s voice is already made clear to the audience. His second person address ‘So you’re back from up the country, Mister Lawson, where you went’ demonstrates Patterson is addressing Mr Lawson personally in voyage to protect his country and the society within. Patterson’s inclusive language ‘we grieve to disappoint you’ reveals that the voice of protection is not only Patterson’s but rather the distinctive voice of country society.
Terry Smith’s ‘The Divided Meaning of Shearing the Rams’, Ian Burn’s ‘Beating about the Bush’ and Tim Bonyhady’s ‘Contrasting Lights’ are readings on the Australian art movement of the Heidelberg School, which was most prolific in the 1880’s. Australian-ness is one of the key features of the Heidelberg school. Recognised as the first discernible Australian school of art. Often referred to as Australian Impressionism the paintings are often characterized by their impressionist style with sun drenched landscapes and high key tones. The school is renowned for having produced some of the most unequivocally Australian and nationalist works of art in the country.
Many complications may arise in the Australian Defence Force when there is mixed company and especially since it is more male dominant. This essay examines issues regarding gender differences in a society, the social roles and behaviour of men and women and the difference between contemporary
In Australia, there are approximately 600 Aboriginal nations/clan groups across the continent which are governed and bound by The Customary Aboriginal law. It is a distinct law from the Australian legal system which has existed for years prior to the western colonisation and the presence of the Australian legal system. The customary Aboriginal law is a system of principles and guidelines which stipulate social norms as well as ways of learning and being for The Aboriginals. It is also an integral part of The Aboriginal existence and continuity as it is formed through a network of connection which originated from The
The core of our dynamic identity is represented through multiple voices and perspectives. The varying Australian identities explore the diversity of citizen’s ever-changing multiculturalism, the effect of national events and the voices of different eras and generations. Current-day Australian identity is a combination of all citizen’s life experiences and major events occurring through the different eras. Bruce Dawes poetry effectively represents the varying perspectives of societies view of our diverse culture, recognising the matters of social, political and cultural influences within our nation. Dawes poems “Drifters”, “Flag of the Future” and “Homecoming” express the historical and cultural influences on Australian identity through nationalism, symbolism and emotional impact and portray different perspectives of Australian life.
Women who are able to keep their jobs, and find a reasonable and affordable childcare facility are impacted by the glass ceiling barrier. If a single woman is considering having another child, not being able to bring home an equal pay for the same work duties a man earns, is a clear example of how the glass ceiling barrier is a penalty for women who have children while working a job. Although the glass ceiling barrier is mainly used for top level positions, it also affects women of all economic levels. “In 2002, American employers paid out over $263 million in sex discrimination lawsuits.” (Murphy and Graff 36) Companies like Wall-Mart in 2007, Home Depot in 1997, and Publix Super Markets in 1997 have all been sued for gender discrimination by numerous female workers, and all have had to settle out of court. (Trumball
NAME 6 4/7/14 words The Women’s War One of the biggest feminist movements and an important colonial movement was the Aba Women’s Riots, also known as the “Women’s war.” Not only were the British seizing property, but they were taxing the men, which did not go over well but was tolerated. The last straw was when they started taxing the women, animals, and children. The source of all the oppressors’ powers were from the British colonial administrators, and the women knew they needed to do something about it. Thousands of Igbo women protested the government by “sitting” on them (Evans). Women were the providers for their families, working hard to make the food by selling at the market and doing the household chores to make sure everything was stable.