New PDF release: Ella Fitzgerald in Australia - a History

By Ian Clark

Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald visited Australia 4 occasions in her lengthy occupation that spanned six many years. This paintings provides a heritage of Ella Fitzgerald’s Australian excursions, and analyses how her live performance appearances have been got and reviewed in Australian and overseas media. She first toured in July 1954 as a part of Lee Gordon’s inaugural ‘The tremendous Show’.

Her moment travel in December 1960 integrated Verve reliable mate Mel Tormé, who used to be her aiding act. This travel was once prepared through Melbourne evening membership proprietor Jim Noall and prolonged to the capital towns of the jap seaboard and Adelaide. After finishing her Australian commitments in early December 1960, Fitzgerald flew to New Zealand for her first journey there – this leg of the journey was once promoted by way of Harry M. Miller.

Her subsequent stopover at got here in November 1970, in keeping with an editorial within the television instances, yet little or no has been came across approximately this travel.

Her ultimate stopover at to Australia got here in November - December 1978 while she played in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide, and in Perth for the 1st and in simple terms time in her profession. In 1978 all of the epithets utilized in the Australian print media to consult Ella acclaimed her musicianship – long past used to be the sooner fixation on her color and weight. Now she used to be ‘Jazz Queen’, ‘Ella the great’, ‘First woman of song’, ‘world’s maximum popular/jazz singer’, ‘grand girl of jazz’, ‘majestic’, and ‘singing legend’. Ella Fitzgerald’s 1978 Australian journey was once a no-holds-barred party of her track and of her existence. Australian audiences adulated Ella Fitzgerald.

In the foremost biographies of Ella Fitzgerald, Australia doesn't function prominently – in reality it slightly charges a point out. The 1954 travel used to be overshadowed via the racist occasion that happened in Honolulu, Hawaii, en path to Australia from California that observed her ‘bumped’ from her top notch airline seat. The 1960 Australian journey got scant cognizance in Fitzgerald biographies, and just one pointed out it within the context of her visual appeal on the inaugural gala for president-elect John F. Kennedy. The 1970 and 1978 visits don't obtain any point out in top biographies. The paintings includes infrequent images, lots of that have by no means been released before.

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Download e-book for kindle: Die Vorbereitungen Ludwig Leichhardts erster by Svenja Gerbendorf

By Svenja Gerbendorf

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Australien, Ozeanien, observe: 1,0, Universität Potsdam (Historisches Institut), Veranstaltung: Reisen im 19. Jahrhundert, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: „Selbst als ich noch ein Knabe warfare, schien es mir immer, als sollte ich einst Flügel der Morgenröthe nehmen, um zu den äußersten Meeren zu fliegen.“ schrieb einst Ludwig Leichhardt seiner Schwester Auguste Hilgenfeld. Dies ist additionally seine Erklärung dafür, warum es ihn immer zu neuen Ufern drängte.
170 Jahre ist es her, dass Leichhardt zu seiner excursion von der Moreton Bay nach Port Essington aufbrach. In Australien wird er für seine Leistungen als Held gefeiert, in Deutschland, seinem Heimatland, ist sein identify kaum jemandem ein Begriff. Natürlich, denn seine großen Taten hat er in und für Australien erbracht. Doch was once für ein Mensch steckt hinter diesen großen Taten? Am meisten interessiert mich dabei, wie jemand landfremdes, der keinerlei Erfahrungen mit Expeditionen dieser Größenordnung hatte, diese vorbereitet hat, wie er sich selbst dabei sah und wie guy im Zuge dessen herausfinden kann, welche artwork Mensch dahinter steckte. Diese Frage lässt sich aus heutiger Sicht am Besten mit seinen Briefen beantworten, persönliche Zeugnisse, in denen er sich so gab, wie er war.
Um diesen Fragen auf den Grund zu gehen, möchte ich als erstes kurz das Leben Ludwig Leichhardts beleuchten und seine erste große excursion umreißen, bevor ich dazu komme, seine Briefe im Vorfeld dieser day trip zu untersuchen.
Als Literatur benutze ich hierbei vor allem den zweiten Band von Marcel Aurousseaus The letters of F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt aus dem Jahre 1968, Ludwig R. H. Leichhardts Einblick in den Schriftwechsel des Australienforschers Ludwig Leichhardt von 2012 und Dietmar Feldens Durch den Fünften Kontinent. Leben und Leistung Ludwig Leichhardts von 1996. Aber auch auf Georg Balt Neumayers Buch Dr. Ludwig Leichhardt's Briefe an seine Angehörigen von 1881 und natürlich Leichhardts eigenes Werk Ins Innere Australiens. Die erste Durchquerung von Brisbane zur Nordküste stütze ich mich hierbei, wie natürlich auch auf mehrere andere Werke, welche dem Literaturverzeichnis zu entnehmen sind.

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New PDF release: Rudd's Way: November 2007–June 2010

By Nicholas Stuart

Based on an intensive sequence of specific and off-the-record interviews, Nicholas Stuart — Kevin Rudd’s biographer and the writer of an acclaimed examine into the 2007 election — presents a severe exam of work in place of work and of the foremost occasions and an important moments resulting in Rudd’s downfall.

Rudd’s Way offers the 1st in-depth research of how that Kevin Rudd’s govt labored and why hard work ultimately determined its chief needed to be got rid of. Stuart argues that, greater than below any earlier govt, the guidelines and path of Australia over the interval from November 2007 to June 2010 have been set by means of only one guy — top Minister Kevin Rudd — till he eventually overreached himself and threatened to steer the celebration to electoral oblivion.

The heritage occasions and coverage mistakes that resulted in Rudd’s fall are defined the following in gripping aspect, till we come to the ultimate cataclysmic second whilst the best minister realised he’d been deserted via the very group he’d resulted in govt. it's the tragic tale of a guy who desired to in attaining a lot, yet who was once finally not able to do so at the one challenge he desired to do extra approximately than the rest — weather swap.

This is a publication that no voter who desires to comprehend the demanding situations of the long run can find the money for to be without.

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Ian Lowe's The Lucky Country?: Reinventing Australia PDF

By Ian Lowe

Can we reinvent the fortunate nation? Fifty years in the past writer Donald Horne defined Australia as ‘a fortunate kingdom run via second-rate people’, including that our leaders are as a rule blind to occasions that encompass them. the nice fortune endured whilst our extensive brown land proved to comprise bountiful assets of saleable minerals, permitting successive generations of second-rate leaders to create an phantasm of financial growth via liquidating these resources. yet a concern is forthcoming, pushed by way of irresponsible encouragement of inhabitants progress charges common of bad constructing nations. during this polemic paintings, Ian Lowe will check the nation of Australia and no matter if we will continue our prestige of the fortunate Country.

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Sense and Nonsense in Australian History (Black Inc. Agenda) by John Hirst PDF

By John Hirst

Sense and Nonsense in Australian History represents a lifetime's unique mirrored image by way of Australia's such a lot leading edge and penetrating historian. incorporated listed here are vintage essays at the pioneer legend, Australian egalitarianism and colonial tradition. There are celebrated reviews of The Tyranny of Distance, multiculturalism and nationalistic historical past, in addition to a considerable essay on Aboriginal dispossession and the heritage wars.

In Sense and Nonsense in Australian History, John Hirst overturns known conceptions and deepens our feel of Australia's improvement from convict society to targeted democracy.

‘One of the nation's such a lot self reliant and unique historians’ —Geoffrey Blainey

‘John Hirst is the gadfly of Australian historical past, stinging and provocative’ —Stuart Macintyre

‘Essential studying in case you are looking to examine, not to mention write and educate approximately, Australian historical past’ —Robert Murray, Weekend Australian

Sense & Nonsense in Australian History is an exciting choice of essays which merits to be learn, re-read and debated by means of Australians drawn to nationwide identity.’ —Lyndon Megarrity, Overland

‘A robust controversialist … a super historian’ —Australian ebook Review

‘One of Australia’s most efficient historians’ —Ross Fitzgerald, Sydney Morning Herald

‘Hirst’s high quality discriminations and historic digging is helping us comprehend why Australia is without doubt one of the oldest and such a lot solid democracies on the earth’ —Age

‘Punchy, discovered, witty’ —Canberra Times

‘A stimulating and interesting contribution to present debates over Australian historical past’ —Bulletin

John Hirst was once a member of the background division at los angeles Trobe collage from 1968 to 2007. He has written many books on Australian heritage, together with Convict Society and Its Enemies, The unusual delivery of Colonial Democracy, The Sentimental state, experience and Nonsense in Australian History and The Shortest heritage of Europe.

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Download e-book for kindle: Australia 1901 - 2001: A Narrative History by Andrew Tink

By Andrew Tink

Andrew Tink’s brilliant booklet tells the tale of Australia within the 20th century, from Federation to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A century marked by means of the trauma of conflict and the melancholy of the melancholy, balanced by way of outstanding achievements in recreation, technological know-how and the humanities. a rustic underpinned by way of a political approach that labored more often than not and the emergence of a ordinarily harmonious society. Australians at first of the century may not often have imagined the prosperity loved through their assorted countrymen and ladies 100 years later.
Tink’s tale is pushed via humans, whether or not they be best ministers, squaddies, shop-keepers, singers, footballers or farmers; a mixture of males or ladies, Australian-born, immigrants and Aborigines. He brings the many years to existence, writing with empathy, humour and perception to create a story that's as unique because it is illuminating.

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Australia's Northern Shield? : Papua New Guinea and the - download pdf or read online

By Bruce Hunt

This e-book is the 1st to attract greatly at the lately published hugely labeled notes of the cupboard room discussions of successive Australian Governments from 1950 to the mid-1970s and info the altering angle of the nation’s leaders in the direction of where of Papua New Guinea in Australia’s defence and safeguard outlook. the cupboard Notebooks supply an uncensored and exceptional perception into the opinion of Australia’s leaders in the direction of Indonesia below Sukarno, Southeast Asia and Indo China quite often, the altering nature of family with Britain and the U.S. and, ultimately, in the direction of Papua New Guinea. the cupboard room discussions demonstrate attitudes in the direction of Asia and Australia’s position within the zone extra nuanced, assorted and delicate than formerly identified. in addition they illustrate the dominant impact of major Minister Robert Menzies and Deputy top Minister John McEwen in shaping Australia’s reaction to the severe occasions of this time.

Australia’s Northern safeguard? indicates how, considering colonial occasions, Australia has assessed the significance of Papua New Guinea by means of analyzing the targets of and threats from exterior resources, largely Imperial Germany, Japan, and Indonesia. It examines the numerous switch in Australia’s angle as this sector approached independence in 1975, amid matters as to the hot nation’s destiny balance and solidarity. The phrases of Australia’s longterm defence venture are tested intimately and an exam is accessible additionally of the latest makes an attempt to outline the strategic significance of Papua New Guinea to Australia.

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Read e-book online A Job to Do: New Zealand Soldiers of ‘The Div’ Write About PDF

By John Gordon

What was once it quite like for the warriors of two New Zealand department in international battle ? How did they spend their time and the way did they see their lives as servicemen, from education at domestic and crusing off to battle, to developing camp, stress-free off -duty, scuffling with in adverse environments and doubtless being taken prisoner? This anthology is a private number of fabric describing the reviews of those males, just about all written from inside its ranks. Colloquially identified to its participants as ‘The Div’, it used to be by way of some distance the main a part of New Zealand’s moment Expeditionary strength, making it our major contribution to the battle. certainly it had a surprisingly New Zealand personality, and regardless of being stuck in numerous tricky events in its early years – and never inevitably of its personal doing – it received a world attractiveness for braveness, reliability and achievement.

In this ebook John Gordon offers a full of life and illuminating number of the broadcast phrases of individuals of ‘The Div’ or people with shut institutions. the selected extracts are drawn from memoirs, fiction, verse, information reviews and journal articles penned by way of infantrymen of all ranks. the result's a compilation of the written perspectives and reviews of over eighty insiders, growing an intimate glimpse of existence and struggle inside ‘The Div’, supported via a bunch of images and cartoons from the interval. From the assertion of battle to the go back domestic, it is a pattern of the reviews of good over 100,000 New Zealand males who served within the department: how they coped with self-discipline and catastrophe, sacrifice and luck. They write with a similar frankness, humour, wry cynicism and understatement that they used to deal with the demanding situations in their war.

John Gordon has been eager about functional agriculture and journalism so much of his operating lifestyles. he's most sensible often called the commentator of the tv sequence, A Dog’s Show, which he additionally fronted for its 17-year run, and he has written and directed many documentaries for tv, together with episodes of Country Calendar. His curiosity in 2 New Zealand department has its origins in his father’s conflict provider – from which he didn't go back – and the post-war international he grew up in. John Gordon has released rural anthologies, Out of Town and Fresh Fields, and written 4 works of non-fiction. He lives in Southland.

CONTENTS:
Acknowledgements
Military phrases and Abbreviations
Soldier Lingo
Introduction
1 Peace to War
2 Greece
3 Crete
4 Cairo and Maadi
5 The Western Desert
6 El Alamein
7 The Diamond music to Tripoli
8 Tunisia
9 Going Home
10 the awful Digs
11 The Officers
12 Early Italy
13 Cassino
14 past Rome
15 The Rivers North
16 Endings
Contributors and Sources
Illustrations

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Paradise Reforged: A History of the New Zealanders, - download pdf or read online

By James Belich

This booklet is the eagerly awaited better half to Professor James Belich's acclaimed Making Peoples, released in New Zealand, Britain and the USA in 1996. Making Peoples used to be hailed as a turning aspect within the writing of latest Zealand history.Paradise Reforged choices up the place Making Peoples left off, taking the tale of the hot Zealanders from the Eighteen Eighties to the top of the 20th century. It starts with the quest for 'Better Britain' and ends by means of analysing the trendy Maori resurgence, the recent Pakeha attention, and the results of a reinterpreted prior for brand new Zealand's destiny. alongside the way in which the publication bargains with matters starting from activity and intercourse to adolescence and renowned culture.Critics hailed Making Peoples as 'brilliant' and 'the so much bold ebook but written in this country's past'. Paradise Reforged, its successor, adopts a equally incisive, unique sweep around the New Zealand historic panorama in confronting the myths of the past.

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