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Jane Bovary

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  • Australian War Songs
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    Australian War Songs

    5 years ago

    I clearly remember the first time I heard The Band Played Waltzing Mathilda - Eric Bogel's poignant ode to the men who were maimed and killed in the Great War and in particular Gallipoli.

  • Dora Carrington and the Bloomsbury Group
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    Dora Carrington and the Bloomsbury Group

    5 years ago

    Around the turn of the twentieth century a group of Bohemian intellectuals composed of artists, writers, and economists formed a kind of of clique, where they lived freely, more or less, according to their own rules and eschewed the repressive, conformist social mores of the day.

  • The Legend of the Mermaid
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    The Legend of the Mermaid

    5 years ago

    The legend of the mermaid has, in its way, endured and while few people may believe mermaids actually exist, they still appear in our stories, pictures, sculptures and other cultural references. When you think about it, it's a curious myth - a woman who is half fish. Why half fish?

  • More Strange Toys
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    More Strange Toys

    7 years ago

    Following on from Weird Toys, I've been scouring the internet for strange, interesting and nostalgic toys...

  • Bauhaus Furniture
    17

    Bauhaus Furniture

    2 years ago

    The Bauhaus was an avant garde design studio that operated in Germany between 1919 and 1933. Founded by architect Walter Gropius, the school incorporated art, architecture, and in particular, distinctive furniture that would become known as Bauhaus style.

  • Weird Toys
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    Weird Toys

    5 years ago

    The consumables we offer up to our children say much about what we are about in any given decade. Toys and products we may have happily given them yesterday, we might cringe at today and products we sell to children today would have horrified parents of the past.

  • Vintage Toys: Pedal Cars
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    Vintage Toys: Pedal Cars

    4 months ago

    Pedal cars have a long history as treasured children's possessions, items of beautiful craftsmanship, and even as prized collectors items for adults. Read more about the history and find tips for purchasing.

  • Ventriloquist's Dummies
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    Ventriloquist's Dummies

    5 years ago

    Ventriloquist's dummies, being so distinctively human and yet at the same time, so not human are just a little bit creepy...and in some cases, a lot creepy.

  • Hot Hairstyles of the 1960s
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    Hot Hairstyles of the 1960s

    5 years ago

    When actress Mia farrow had her hair cut by Vidal Sassoon during the filming of Roman Polanski's wonderful film Rosemary's Baby in 1968, powerful ripples of shock reverberated among the style-conscious.

  • A Day in the Life of a 1950s Housewife
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    A Day in the Life of a 1950s Housewife

    14 months ago

    Post-feminist revolution, 1950's housewives carry a certain amount of hip kudos. Now that we have equality (or a facsimile thereof) we don't have to be on the defensive anymore. We can wear a stiff, full skirt, vintage aprons, masses of lipstick, absurd hair and play at having afternoon teas and...

  • How to Talk Like a Film Critic: Glossary of  Film Terms
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    How to Talk Like a Film Critic: Glossary of Film Terms

    2 years ago

    So you want to be a film critic? Well here's something to get you started; a general guide to some of the language of film criticism...

  • Cigarettes and the Seduction of Women
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    Cigarettes and the Seduction of Women

    20 months ago

    Although smoking is now socially akin to having two heads, when it was at its fashionable peak in the 20th century, many people were persuaded to believe it was the smart, sophisticated thing to do.

  • Carl Barks: Disney Legend
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    Carl Barks: Disney Legend

    7 years ago

    The creator of Duckburg, Scrooge Mc Duck, The Beagle Boys, Junior Woodchucks, Gladstone Gander and others - the legendary comic master Carl Barks, was one of Disney's most celebrated and talented comic book writer/illustrators.

  • Seeing: Interpretation and Perception
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    Seeing: Interpretation and Perception

    6 years ago

    Seeing...it's a strange phenomenum. In a nutshell it's being able to receive and interpret information about our surroundings through a camera-like lens connected by pathways to the brain.

  • Toy Robots
    34

    Toy Robots

    6 years ago

    The little tin and plastic robots that came off the production lines in the US and Japan were technological mini-me's...representations of an artificial intelligence we hoped to create in our own image. True, they were only toys...but the concepts from which they were drawn were real enough.

  • Cling Wrap
    29

    Cling Wrap

    7 years ago

    Everything you ever wanted to know about cling wrap...

  • How to Make a Song
    19

    How to Make a Song

    10 months ago

    ~Take a melody, some words...a burst of inspiration and stir gently~ That's all there is to it. No, not really...well it might be that easy for some, but not for others. Just so I don't feel like a total fraud, I should say at the outset that I've never sold a song, had one published nor had one...

  • Phillip Island Fairy Penguins
    20

    Phillip Island Fairy Penguins

    5 months ago

    All about Phillip Island's Fairy Penguins.

  • How to Wear Different Styles of the Ponytail
    14

    How to Wear Different Styles of the Ponytail

    18 months ago

    Ponytails and tight updos generally flatter the female face, as they work against gravity, pulling everything upwards. They can also lend a swan-like elegance and well-groomed aura to a woman.

  • Schopenhauer and the Poodles
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    Schopenhauer and the Poodles

    5 years ago

    When I look at pictures of Schopenhauer I see a man who has looked deeply into the world and doesn't like what he has observed

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