Archive - November 2011

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Sarah Watt, William McInnes and their watery worlds
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Pool-side jacaranda blooming in Petersham
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The politics of protesting at the public pool

Sarah Watt, William McInnes and their watery worlds

I didn’t know Sarah Watt and I don’t know her husband, William McInnes. But for a few reasons I feel a bit connected to them. At different times when I have been looking for inspiration or solace I have found it in their TV characters, films and books. Back in 2000 when I was writing[…]

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Pool-side jacaranda blooming in Petersham

It was lovely swimming at Petersham’s Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre this morning with the jacaranda tree in full bloom.

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The politics of protesting at the public pool

Pools are not just places of pleasure; many times they have been the scene of protests and demonstrations.  As the editors of  Modern Times, The untold story of modernism in Australia state: “As a relatively new kind of social gathering place the pool emerged in the first half of the twentieth century as a unique[…]

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