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Amanda Dweck

  1. WHEN WORLD'S COLLIDE

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ID:	33629My husband Alan went to a posh English boarding school Stowe in Buckinghamshire. I went to a state school on the rural/urban fringe of Sydney.

    Stowe school was the Duke of Buckingham's country residence and he built a similar looking residence in London, you probably know it as Buckingham Palace. Stowe's 250 acres of landscaped gardens were designed by 'Capability' Brown and are now maintained by UK's National Trust.

    Stowe has produced some of our global leaders from Richard Branson through to the latest Superman, Henry Cavill, an array of notable people. Alan's friends, Rupert, Charles, Roddy, Jerry, George (we call him Nick), too are some of our captains of industry and are gentlemen
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  2. JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS: An Antithesis between Australian media and culture - Part Three of Three

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ID:	33614 If the issue of visibility is a critical factor in racial segregation as Byrne suggests, then, I suggest, by extension Australian television platforms are an example of an overwhelming Anglo Celtic Australian voice. A contemporary argument on the stagnation of the Australian imaginary is demonstrated by Peta Stephenson (2003) in her thesis, Beyond Black and White: Aborigines, Asian-Australians and the national imaginary. Stephenson analyses; "the interconnectedness of Indigenous and Asian-Australian identities by examining why white Australians have historically kept these communities separate, and why such relations have been largely forgotten from white Australian historiography. [...] Her thesis ...
  3. JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS: An Antithesis between Australian media and culture - Part Two of Three

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    The rest of the bus journey to Alice Springs was hassle free and the transvestites kept to themselves after the "pillow" incident. We arrived in Alice Springs in the dark, Ben and I found the back-packers hostel, two sheds nailed together with dormitory style bunk beds - women and men were segregated. Tourists were usually in bed by 9pm and we could not afford alcohol so there was nothing to do but exchange "where ya been?" stories with the other travelers and sleep. The next morning Ben and I decided to "Discover Alice Springs" a town of two main roads that cross the Todd River, which at that time of the year, June/July the dry season, the river is usually a dust bowl. However, it had ...
  4. JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS: An Antithesis between Australian media and culture - Part One of Three

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    I would give you a date but nothing has changed. Stay tuned until The End.

    I met Ben, a handsome guy who sat in the seat behind me, on a bus traveling back to Alice Springs from visiting Uluru. I started chatting to him while the other passengers got on board the bus. About eight transvestites go on board and sat behind Ben. Two or three sat on the backseat and they reminded me of the tough chicks at school who would sit on the back seat and smoke. Once or twice at school, I was given the honour of being able to sit on the back seat but it was only so they could take the piss out of me. So at school, I tried as hard as I might to find a seat nearer the front next to someone nice. ...
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