Open discussion on the evolution of Australian and New Zealand Thought

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Follow The Sun - Aussie travel posters from 1930 - 1950

Empire Games

Continuing our series on resources that can be used to flesh out the history of Australian and New Zealand Thought, Australia's National Library had a fantastic exhibition of Australian travel posters from 1930 to 1950.

Visual material of this type can be a great help in understanding the way people thought of themselves, how they wanted to be thought of by others.

Our thanks to the Other Andrew for drawing the exhibition to our attention via his post To Australia Via Suez Canal!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Picture Australia - a great source of photos

Continuing our series on reference sources, Picture Australia provides access to a wide range of visual material held in various official collections around Australia.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Australia and New Zealand on screen

Australian Screen is a very useful source of information on Australian films including home movies. I find some of the curator's comments mildly annoying because I disagree with them, but that's a carp.

NZ on Screen is the New Zealand equivalent.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Australian Biography

This is the first of a couple of posts simply reporting on a couple of on-line reference sources that you can use if you are interested in particular periods. It follows from an earlier post that Rafe did, The history of technology in Australia , providing a link to an invaluable on-line history of technology in Australia.

We already have the links to the Australian and New Zealand Dictionaries of Biography on the side bar. These are great because of the way you can follow through on areas and topics.

Another interesting Australian on-line biographical resource is Australian Biography, material on a range of Australians originally prepared by Film Australia. I found it because I was looking for material on Thomas Kenneally.