Monthly Archives: June 2012

‘Petticoat Government’ – Light hearted input from R R Garran into the federal movement campaign. 1891

Celebrations are being held this week to commemorate 110 years of women’s suffrage in Australia. It seems the issue had come up in the arguments about federalism in the 1890s: ‘One man, one vote’ will not do here; For shortly … Continue reading

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Songs and Translations – The Translator’s Lot. Part 1

Could your correspondent claim to come from a line of fine wordsmiths? Perhaps yes. Great grandfather Andrew served with the Sydney Morning Herald from 1873 until retirement as Editor in Chief in 1885. His oevre can be found in the … Continue reading

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Pure Pleasure: The Enigma Quartet at The Rocks Pop-up, 4 June 2012 (@EnigmaQuartet)

The overwhelming feeling, at the end of last night’s concert by the Enigma Quartet, was one of pure pleasure. Some blog readers may recall that this correspondent has been critical, in the past, of some groups selected by Musica Viva … Continue reading

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