Mothers Day is essential for family bonds

MOTHERS DAY IS THE IDEAL TIME TO REPAIR THE UNINTENDED DAMAGE WHICH FAMILY MEMBERS MAKE TO MOTHERS DURING THE YEAR. Mothers Day is a good time of the year to be selfless. It’s not your fault that you’re human. Your Mother made you that way. But sometimes Mother’s grit their teeth when their offspring do …

Auction houses and war medals

AUCTION HOUSES ARE AN ALTERNATIVE TO VISITING WAR MUSEUMS TO VIEW MEMORABILIA. Commercial hubs such as auction houses provide immediate access to family history and war service. Auction houses are centres which display products of the past and services rendered. The memorabilia displayed include medallions (medals) with colourful ribbons. You might see sashes with rosettes …

Science occupations for the Earth’s core

SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS TO ADDRESS EARTH MANAGEMENT IS NOT SOMETHING WHICH MANY ARTS STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGED TO CONSIDER. IT IS WORTH REMEMBERING THIS WHEN SELECTING UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AT UNIVERSITY. In fact, interviews by occupation within the sciences are not something which many professional broadcasters have had to regularly consider. It’s outside the discipline of arts …

February was a month of fire-and flood-recovery actions.

RECOVERY WORK TO PROTECT AUSTRALIA’S CULTURAL HERITAGE FROM THREATS DUE TO WAR AND DISASTER. As many practitioners have spoken and written in the media recently, fire recovery and flood recovery are critical to protect heritage items in crisis situations. The organisation Blue Shield* Australia has provided a list of resources to support salvage and recovery of …

Saying it with bleuets: silk floral postcards

BLEUETS OR A POSY OF BLUE FLOWERS MIGHT LAST FOR ONE WEEK BUT THE FLOWERS BECOME SPENT AND DIE. However, a silk postcard of these blue flowers might last almost a lifetime – as many soldiers in the First World War valiantly hoped.  They wrote cards and letters to let their loved ones know that they …

ANZAC Day Breakfast 2018

ANZAC DAY BREAKFAST CONVERSATIONS OF TEA, SWEET PASTRIES AND FRUITS. ANZAC DAY is a solemn day of remembrance of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who fought and died for their country. It is celebrated on 25 April each year, regardless of on which day it falls. The day is a national public holiday, …

Cross bearers ask you to make a difference

THE CROSS BEARER We all have crosses to bear. Some crosses are heavier than others But we all bear crosses just the same. It makes no difference to me Why you bear your cross All that matters to me is that you bear your cross Because to you it is necessary to bear. I do …

Propaganda during Wartime: Hearts & Minds

PROPAGANDA IS A LOADED WORD FOR MANY PUBLIC SERVANTS. However, for many historians, the word propaganda is the correct term to use for the wartime exhibition of poster and home-front promotional material currently on display in the Australian War Memorial (AWM). ‘Hearts and Minds: Wartime Propaganda’ features an attractive poster of ‘the Blonde Bombshell’, banned …

War through Australian Women’s Eyes

UNDERSTANDING WAR: THROUGH WOMEN’S EYES. The Australian War Memorial (AWM) shows the impact of armed conflicts on daily life through women’s eyes in a range of artworks on display. To mark International Women’s Day (IWD), on Thursday 08 March, the Australian War Memorial’s (AWM), public program office ran a behind-the-scenes tour of Australian women’s art. In …

Halloween Season can be like a Widow’s truth.

HALLOWEEN SEASON IS NOT ALWAYS TREATS, SWEETS AND SCARY FACES. Halloween Season can sometimes reflect our own lives or those who we love or have loved and lost – as this poem tells:               Halloween Season: the Widow’s Truth Three’s company when you live with a ghost, Try talking …