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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...