On 19 March, 1932, after nine years of planning and building, more than a million Australians crossed the newly opened Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest arch bridge in the world. This revised edition of Peter Spearitt's biography of the Bridge celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in March 2012. It tells the extraordinary story of the Bridge's design and construction, the drama of its official opening, and the way it has taken a central place in Sydney's celebrations and become a much-loved symbol of the city. The Bridge has inspired great art and drawn visitors from all over the world to marvel and climb it, yet is still so familiar that Sydneysiders refer to it endearingly as the coathanger. The Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrates not only a magnificent structure, but the people who use it.
Novelist Peter Carey draws the reader into a wild and wonderful journey of discovery and re-discovery of Sydney.
This is a history of broadcasting, and of its impact on modern life in Britain, from its origins in the 1920s to the outbreak of the Second World War. At the opening of this period the BBC was a private business. By its close it was an integral part of national life, a source of information and entertainment for the bulk of the population. In the course of the 1920s and 1930s the BBC was shaped as a national service in the public interest, addressing all sectors of society in all parts of the country. How that role emerged is the central theme of this history.In developing a programme service, the early broadcasters were constrained by many factors, not least the influence of Government and the political parties. Paddy Scannell's and David Cardiff's account of the major areas of factual broadcasting, of news, features, documentaries and talks, reveals how they responded to these pressures and how they searched for styles of presentation appropriate both to the subject and to the audience. This account of the complex relations of broadcasting, politics, culture and the people shows how, through the modern medium of radio, a society was represented to itself. As such it offers a unique perspective on the character of life in Britain, public and private, in the inter-war years.
Collection of tales by the 19th century writer, Jessie Catherine Huybers who wrote under the pseudonym of TTasma'. There are nine pieces which reflect a woman's view of colonial Australia and Europe. They include early works from the years of her first marriage in rural Victoria as well as the products of her later years as the wife of a prominant Belgian. The author's other books include TUncle Piper of Piper's Hill' (1889) and numerous articles and short stories.
Sydney Italian Festival Articles
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