Words and images from home and away
Wisteria, rose, rhododendron, maple, orange, rose, hibiscus, cherry, magnolia, daisy, azalia — none were at all happy when we got back from the beach yesterday after the record heatwave in Melbourne of four consecutive days over 41 degrees celsius. Fruit is blackened, leaf canopies are singed, thousands of blades and fronds are crisped like curry leaves sizzled in oil. Like many Melburnians I spent a few hours before dusk in the front garden, cold beer in one hand and hose in the other, surveying the damage and chatting to my neighbour over the fence. We clicked our tongues at the ferociousness of the heatwave while we coaxed our favourite exotics out of their high summer swoon. Facing down their alienation, their hot-under-the-arbor anger, we had no convincing answer to their question — why do you have us cling to this garden, this continent?
All ye that come my grave to see
Challenging the Consensus
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Interdisciplinary research and public events on nineteenth and twentieth century Britain at the University of Birmingham
Analyzing the shades of white
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School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Convenor: Professor Antonia Finnane
connecting researchers interested in the history of the family in colonial contexts
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Connecting researchers interested in the history of cities and towns