Sand in Our Souls: The Beach in Australian History

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Melbourne University Publish, 2001 - 251 Seiten
This study describes the forces and pressures that encouraged or impeded Australians' enjoyment of sand and surf, from early enjoyment of bathing, through nearly a century of repressive restrictions, to freedom won in the face of drawn-out opposition. These provocative arguments will stimulate debate on the concept of national identity appropriate for a new Australian century and promote a deeper understanding of an aspect of life in Australia that is cherished by many who live there.
 

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Australias beaches
6
First Impressions
15
Joseph Lycett Aborigines Spearing Fish Others Diving
18
The Triumph of Respectability
28
FigTree Baths Domain 1872
33
The Aquarium Fletchers Glen Bondi late nineteenth
40
Writers and Artists the Bush and the Beach
44
Charles Conder A Holiday at Mentone 1888
51
Diverse Connections
130
The Beach and Popular Culture
138
Recruiting poster World War I
139
Contrasting Aspects of the Beach
146
Arthur Boyd The Beach 1944
151
Reflections on Representations of the Beach and Immersion in Place
153
The Concept of National Identity
163
Meanings of the Beach and the Shaping of an Australian Culture
170

A New Century a New Nation
53
Swimming at Bondi at Dawning Day in the Eighties
58
surfers challenging the edict
69
Christ blesses the efforts of the lifesavers
78
The Australianising of the Beach
82
Members of the Club cutting the wires around the boundary
85
The Beach from the Midtwentieth Century to the Present
93
A crowded day on Bondi beach in the 1930s
94
Freshwater beach lifesaving ladies c 1908
96
PART 2
111
Charles Conder Sandringham 1890
128
Surfboard riding in evening dress competition Symphony
175
An Australian baptismal ritual
185
Balancing Acts
191
Soldiers swimming in the sea Gallipoli 1915
196
Children squeal with delight as waves crash over the pool wall
203
Present and Future Challenges
208
VictorJean Adam Baie Jervis Nouvelle Hollande
209
The great ocean of truth lies undiscovered before the child
220
Notes
222
Index
247
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Über den Autor (2001)

Leone Huntsman is not a bodysurfer, a boardrider or a lifesaver. She is one of those millions of Australians who feel an emotional and spiritual attachment to the beaches with which this nation is so fortunately endowed. Until her retirement she was Senior Lecturer in Child Development at the Institute of Early Childhood at Macquarie University.

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