On the night of the celebration party of win a tragic accident occurred. In the crash Daniel Brennan was drunk driving and 2 people were killed while one was paralysed. The accident changed the lives of the people involved in the accident as well as the town of Mumbilli. The town was against the Brennan family and believes that Daniel should get a life long sentence. Daniel felt guilt and remorse while he was in jail and It was just a mistake that couldn’t be undone.
| Normally, this repetition would mean a reader could remember this point, but here, we sense the author’s embarrassment which he reveals by “tell[ing] them [his friends] that it’s a Guinness”. | anecdotes | Author personalises his account by including anecdotes about the BBQ skill of Australians. “I’ve seen newborn babies suckling…while reaching toward the Weber… holding a match”.Second story – “ ‘It’s gas, just turn the bloody knob.’ ” | Normally anecdotes position the reader to respond emotionally and accept the truth of the author’s point. Here, the author uses such a ridiculous story that it serves to highlight the underlying argument – that BBQ skills are another construction of ‘typical Aussies’. These are stereotypes.-the second anecdote adds dry humour to the situation | Inclusive language | “I can’t even light a BBQ.
The Do family fled to Australia as refugees in 1980 In his 2010 autobiography, The Happiest Refugee, Anh tells of how his family survived five days in a leaky fishing boat nine and a half metres long and two metres wide and packed with 40 Vietnamese refugees fleeing across the Indian Ocean. “We were crammed in like sardines,” he said. He was sick from dehydration and his desperate mother could not do anything to help him. He almost didn’t make it to Australia and everyone came close to losing their lives on the sea as they were escaping in the crowded and small boat.They were attacked by pirates twice. His brother, Khoa Do, was held dangling over the edge by the pirates, but fortunately, his life was spared for an unknown reason.
Anh was a young child when he arrived in Australia, He explains of a dangerous journey from Vietnam. On two separate occasions they were nearly slaughtered by pirates. The group of refugees also endured the scorching sun, also with the uncomfortable living standards of the overcrowded boat they were travelling
This contemporary issue is unimpeachably demonstrated in Kanyini with a particular emphasis on the contrasting Indigenous and non-Indigenous lifestyles. Substantial inequalities exist between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians, particularly in relation to chronic and communicable diseases, infant health, mental health and life expectation. Additionally, the numbers of suicidal rates, of smoking, alcohol, sniffing petrol and depression, have increased so much in Indigenous Australians, solely because they have no meaning in life. The film technique of juxtaposition in contrasting the poor, deprived lifestyles of the young indigenous Australians with the well-appointed, tourist destination located on the other side of Uluru is highly effective in demonstrating the inequality and disparity present in our modern day society. Similarly, the prominent theme of gender inequality is highlighted in Domesticity of Giraffes.
Carolina Agustin Professor Rucker English 104A 25April, 2012 The Perfect Meals for Every Body Type Throughout the book, The Omnivores Dilemma, there have been three main topics the author talked about and made certain points on. For example, industrialization, pastoral hunting, and gathering. As Michael Pollan, the author, informed us about these topics I realized that I knew what the perfect meal for every body type. Most of us believe that maybe we shall fallow the food pyramid and that, that is the answer to healthy food and good nutrition. Like Pollan pointed out in one of his chapters, fast-food is bad for our health and for us in general.
English- word Essay According to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) a refugee is “someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of torment, war or violence.” This essay will demonstrate how refugees are represented in Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee and the documentary Go Back to Where You Came From. The Happiest Refugee is about Do’s family travelling to Australia from Vietnam, he shares the misfortunes his family and he suffered but also their many successes. Although Go Back to Where You Came From displays the refugee experience, they are different as the documentary is about Australians that are very strongly opinionated about the current situation regarding refugees in Australia and are thrown into a refugee’s world. In the happiest refugee, Anh do and his family travel by boat as they were fleeing the war in Vietnam, it is here that the reader can see the important of family in the book. Family in the book is shown to be the most important part of Anh’s life, he always relied on his family for support and without family support his family would not have survived their refugee journey.
Shaving heads (women) to humiliate them - Port Arthur, Port Macquarie, Norfolk Island, Macquarie harbour were all secondary prisons and were for the convicts that went against the laws in Australia Daily Life - Life was harsh for the first fleet was they worked with the heat of Australia and had the wrong tools - The first food harvest were failures and the colony faced starvation - They were unable to find natural food and received no help from the locals - Relief came from the second fleet as new supplies and news from land was being carried down to Australia - The crime rates dropped due to the fact of the opportunity of a new life for the convicts - Phillip believed that NSW required more skilled free settlers to progress. He believed that free settlers should be given land to cultivate. Free settlers could have been a ex convict Working Conditions - Tough even after second
Australian asylum-seeker compromise may yet be scuttled by politics Asylum-seekers arriving by boat on Australian shores have been pawns in the country’s national politics for decades. In August 2001, then Prime Minister John Howard refused permission for the Norwegian freighter, MV Tampa, carrying 438 Afghan refugees rescued from a distressed fishing vessel in international waters, to enter Australian waters. This decision, and a subsequent order for Australian special forces to board the Tampa when it entered Australian waters, attracted international opprobrium. But it won Howard a closely-fought election a few months later when, in the wake of September 11, he campaigned heavily on the issue of asylum-seekers arriving by boat to a
You’re a lonely person and trapped in a place where your sufficient needs aren’t met, how would you feel? This situation is an appalling reality for a number of families who live in the so-called “Alternative Places of Detention” (APOD). The article ‘Detention Shock: teens at risk, suicide bids daily, say staff’ by Joe Kelly, published in The Australian tells how catastrophic the situation really is. The issue of how people are treated in detention centres has re-emerged due to the recent death of a Sri Lankan man after he poisoned himself in an Australian immigration detention centre. He poisoned himself after being denied permission to attend a Hindu festival.