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John Simpson Kirkpatrick

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1892–1915), known affectionately as ‘The Man with the Donkey’, was born South Shields, Tyneside, England, jumped ship in Australia in 1910, carried his swag to northern Queensland and then...

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Douglas, Clive (opera)

Kay Dreyfus.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 251 words.

(Martin )

(b Rushworth, Victoria, July 27, 1903; d Melbourne, April 29, 1977). Australian composer . He studied composition with A. E. H. Nickson at the Melbourne University...

Cultural Memory in Postcolonial Fiction: The Uses and Abuses of Ned Kelly

in Interdisciplinary Measures

February 2008; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 6760 words.

This chapter relates the story of Irish Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and how he has been brought into conjunction with several compatible legends, including the twin legends of the...

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Frederick Robert Spofforth

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

(1853–1926), cricketer, became widely known as the ‘Demon Bowler’ while touring with the first white Australian cricket side in England, where in 1878 he achieved a hat-trick and figures of...

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Recalling Romance and Revision in the Film Adaptations of Robbery Under Arms and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Andrew James Couzens.

in Adaptation

March 2016; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 6353 words.

This paper interrogates the adaptation of two literary bushranger narratives to film during the Australian Film Revival in the 1970s and 1980s: The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Fred...

Victor Thomas Trumper

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

(?1877–1915), outstanding batsman of the golden age of cricket, scored 16939 first-class runs from 1894 to 1914 at an average of 44.57 with 42 centuries. Always attacking, Trumper spoiled...

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Kelly, Frederick Septimus

Rhian Davies.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 459 words.

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(b Sydney, May 29, 1881; d Beaucourt-sur-Ancre, Nov 13, 1916). Australian composer and pianist. He was educated at Sydney Grammar School (1891–2), Eton College...

Australia

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

Drama was much more popular than dance during the first half of the 19th century, though some incidental stage choreography is recorded from 1833 onwards and in 1840 Mme Velbein was...

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Laade, Wolfgang

Rüdiger Schumacher.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 518 words.

(b Zeitz, Jan 13, 1925). German ethnomusicologist. After studying composition with Boris Blacher at the Musikhochschule in West Berlin (1947–53), he studied ethnomusicology (with Kurt...

Rofe, Esther

Pauline Petrus.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 529 words.

(Freda)

(b Melbourne, March 14, 1904; d Melbourne, Feb 26, 2000). Australian composer. She studied the piano and violin privately from the age of four and began her musical...

Lin Onus

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(1948–1996), Yorta Yorta painter, sculptor, activist, and administrator, is widely acknowledged as a pioneer of the Aboriginal art movement in urban Australia. The only child of Bill Onus...

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Mawalan Marika

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 20th-Century Art; Industrial and Commercial Art. 326 words.

Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1908; died 1967.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

Mawalan Marika was an Australian Aboriginal artist from the Riratjingu clan of...

Frontier Violence and Political Manhood

Angela Woollacott.

in Settler Society in the Australian Colonies

March 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 13228 words.

This chapter calls into question the legend that self-government in the Australian colonies was won by a progressive reform movement that operated in a purely political realm divorced from...

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Faust ballets

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

The legend of Faust has been a recurringly popular theme in dance. In 1723 John Rich presented his ballet pantomime The Necromancer or the History of Dr Faustus at the Lincolns Inn Fields...

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Grainger, (George) Percy

Malcolm Gillies and David Pear.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 5157 words.

(Aldridge)

(b Brighton, Victoria, July 8, 1882; d White Plains, NY, Feb 20, 1961). Australian-American composer, pianist and folksong collector. Best known for his settings of...

Brown, Clarence

Charles D. Grear.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 587 words.

musician, performer, songwriter, and southern musical legend. Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown—“Gatemouth” because of his deep voice—emerged as a musical legend in the South for more than...

Folklore

Dan Ben-Amos.

in Jewish Studies

P ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 52125 words.

Four interrelated qualities distinguish Jewish folklore: (a) extended history depth, (b) continuous interdependence between orality and literacy, (c) national dispersion of the nation, and...

Bradford, Alex

Brian Hallstoos.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1099 words.

composer, singer, and choir director, was born in Bessemer, Alabama, a town with a rich musical tradition of blues, gospel, and male quartets. His mother, Olivia Bradford Spann, worked...

Ashe, Arthur Robert (1943 - 1993), Autobiographer / Memoirist, Tennis Player, Biographer, Political Activist

McKay Jenkins.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1879 words.

tennis player, author, and political activist, was born Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Arthur Ashe Sr., a police officer, and Mattie Cunningham. Tall and slim...

Langford, Samuel

Luckett V. Davis.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1187 words.

boxer, was born at Weymouth Falls, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Robert Langford, a poor black river driver, and Priscilla Robart. He received no formal education, left home at the age...