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Stralian Stories

STRALIAN STORIES: Snow Business – the thrills and kills of Squizzy Taylor

June 1, 2015 |

Neil Boyack

 

My dad said to me once that his dad (a person I never met), was a gangster. He would have been alive and kicking around the time of Squizzy Taylor, and if he was a gangster he … Read More

Photoshop is my Friend, Chris Guest & Floating Horizon

June 2, 2014 | | 2 Comments

 

When I don’t work from home I’m a commuter. I catch the train. It’s cheaper, less stressful than driving, and better for the environment. Today however, I missed the train and because I was so desperate not to be late, … Read More

Stralian Stories May 2014

May 1, 2014 |

 

“As only natives ride”: Lawson’s Adversity, Private Property and Australian Culture

 

Appearing in a number of Henry Lawson’s (1867-1922) collections The Fire at Ross’s Farm catalogues aspects of a romanticised Australian identity: assumed mateship, hardy toughness, hearts of … Read More

Stralian Stories April 2014

April 3, 2014 |

 

Sleepers Publishing: The Heart of Storytelling

 

by Klare Lanson

 

Chewton is a place in Central Victoria that doesn’t cry out for attention. Although it heralds a time in our recent history of opportunity, gold, murder, The Monster … Read More

Stralian Stories: Joyful Strains

March 3, 2014 |

 

Gurt by Sea: the freedom to be from somewhere else  

Patrick White once said that he hoped Australians never found out what it was to be Australian. I agree with this sentiment. Time and time again, whenever this … Read More

Stralian Stories: just_a_girl by Kirsten Krauth

February 3, 2014 |

 

by Klare Lanson

 

“the moment that I step outside so many reasons for me to run and hide” (lyrics by Gwen Stefani and Tom Dumont)

 

We’re all kinds of mixed up creatures, trying to find that spark … Read More

Stralian Stories – Wake in Fright by Kenneth Cook

December 2, 2013 |

 

by Neil Boyack

 

Released in 1961, Wake in Fright is short, hard and fast read. It is a powerful, modern cautionary tale that uses staples of Australian culture as its substance: booze, gambling, addiction, killing, a good-Samaritan benevolence. … Read More

Stralian Stories: Billy Marshall-Stoneking

November 2, 2013 |

 

by Neil Boyack

 

Singing the Snake & Cultural Competence

 

Rarely is a collection of poems and vignettes so complete in its form with regards to cultural breadth, style, content, political shade and vigour. When I first read Singing … Read More

Stralian Stories – Coral Hull: the patron saint of Australian poetry

October 3, 2013 |

 

by Neil Boyack

 

 

When you read Coral Hull’s work you get a sense fairly quickly that she stands for things, and that she has experienced life outside the mainstream in situations that beckon risk.  These events have … Read More

Stralian Stories: Footy’s Glory Days

September 3, 2013 |

by Neil Boyack

 

Those days still have an effect on me. I look back at them thanking various life forces, including my dad, for facilitating experiences connected to this era of football.  It was tough, full of flare, aluminium … Read More