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Victoria 1955

Introduction

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Talisman

'Talisman' means lucky: the name of our house in Kallista.

Screen shot from 'Roget's Circular' Interactive CDROM (2001)

 

Bullocks hauled loads of wood up the hill to where the house was built. Outside weather boards are oiled dark and inside rooms are lined with honey coloured plywood. Fireplaces in the main rooms connect to a central chimney. Each hearth is over arched with a lithographic stone. The stones are etched with forms that represent trees backlit against wide horizons. Artist Jessie Traille etched the stones for printing in her (then) nearby studio. My father tells me (in 2006) that 'of course, they were lovers'.

 

The Lake Pedder National Park declared in Tasmania. It became the cause of bitter controversy between the Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Commission and conservationists.

Sections of the Australian Labour Party split over party policy toward communism in the trade union movement.

The Federal council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders was established.

Barry Humphries created Edna Everage.

The Australian Almanac, Pub. Angus & Robertson 1985