The distinctively visual in Douglas Stewart’s poems convey a lasting impression of nature and mankind by creating vivid images of Australian fauna and flora through the use of language techniques. The images he creates of the natural world, its vastness and beauty, ultimately exemplifies larger themes and
Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen. We are here today to recognise and acknowledge the influence our esteemed poets have on our national identity as Australians. Because of these people, our society, culture and history is much more profound and cultivated. Many of our poets have such a significant and lasting influence on Australia, although today I am just going to focus on one. This is a person, who, through fervent poetry has opened the minds of all Australians in seeing a different perspective of the land we live on.
Although the production empathized with Australians of the time, it still possessed universal issues and qualities in the characters that are common. The issues of embarrassment, romance, commitment and independence all show themselves throughout the play’s entirety. Lawler took these universal themes and transported them through Australian
All five characters are from different walks of life and are very amusing and portrayed so cleverly. We Can Be Heroes has the typical documentary introduction with theme music and a montage of known Australian themes, such as lifesavers on the beach and outback scenes. The theme music is featured throughout the whole series and is used to give more impact to the mood of the plot. An essential part of documentaries used in the series is the over voice of narrator Jennifer Byrne. The narrator gives the comical show a more matter of fact sounding.
Compare how two speeches position their audience to respond in a particular way to the ideas contained in the speech. A great speech is able to connect with audience whilst compelling audiences to reassess old societal and personal paradigms. Paul Keating’s ‘Funeral service of the unknown Australian soldier’ and Faith Bandler’s ‘Faith, hope and reconciliation’ positions the audience through employing both metatextual and textual elements to affirm with different perspectives in their respective speeches. Keating’s ideal of a cultivated, united Australian identity and Bandler’s ideals of reconciliation appeal to different audiences, yet both speeches appeal to our logical reason and our emotions to draw us into their speech and positions us
BRAN NUE DAE Bran Nue Dae is the search for love and identity. It is a simple story where love and the joy of life triumphs against a background of mayhem and dishonour. It is my story but it is also yours and everybody else you know who seeks love and happiness in a world clouded by injustice. - Jimmy Chi Bran Nue Dae comes from a unique place and people in Australia and has something essential to say about life. To laugh, sing and dance are some of our greatest and simplest pleasures.
Australian identity is identified in many different themes and techniques and can be referred to for different reasons. In the film, ‘The castle’, each of these are expressed and gives us as the target audience an idea of how we should respond to the deeper meaning of the feature film. In this essay i will be exploring how the themes of humor, traditions and family love are buried deep when they are presented in ‘The Castle’. Humor is a big part of Australian culture, by other countries we are recognized as jokers and making the best of situations by making them happy and enjoyable. In the Kerrigan house hold it is never a negative atmosphere.
Robyn Stacey: Robyn Stacey is an artist of inspiration to my body of work as I admire her images and her approach to still life photography. Stacey is one of Australia’s most acclaimed photographers, producing images since the mid 1980’s. Based in Sydney, she draws on her cultural background to influence her works and to not only reveal her own fascination with still life tradition, but also speak about the Australian notion of home and what it means to our national psyche. A series of Robyn Stacey’s I drew quit fond of was Empire Line, an exhibition about the traces of inhabitation that was part of an ongoing project she was doing with the Historic Houses Trust of NSW. The still life images reflect the nature and precise detail of domesticity in the 19th century, as well as Australia’s colonial history.
Mateship in Gallipoli Summary: This detailed explanation on the importance Australian mateship had in 1915 and still has in our lives, draws from Peter Weir's characters Frank and Archy in the film Gallipoli and touches on my own personal experiences which have made me personally value my mates. It furthermore expands on how times of adversity such as World War One, can bring people together, forging life long bonds. The Australian Diggers of World War One displayed a mateship that was beyond any ordinary bond, they were willing to face unthinkable odds and place their lives at risk not only for their country, but also for their mates. In the film Gallipoli, director Peter Weir illustrates the importance of mateship and demonstrates why it is recognised as a part of our national identity. The text largely focuses on the protagonists Frank and Archy's journey, both physically and mentally.
From "I love a sunburnt country", MacKellar begins inducing the idea of Australia not just being a lifeless piece of land, but equivalent and sharing similar characteristics of a person. By referring to the land as "she" or "her", which is present in "I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, -for flood and fire and famine she pays us back threefold", MacKellar exhibits her deep connection and passion for being Australian. Furthermore, the use of imagery interrelates to the whole concept of patriotism, within the use of descriptive language to represent the landscapes, this places an emphasis on her love for her country, an attribute for which many Australians