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Healsville Moora Moora 1974

Introduction

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Mist rises through holes in the floorboards in winter. The tin roof bakes in the summer heat.

1974 Landscape, Acrylic on canvas, Private collection, Melbourne

Painting under a green skylight, colours tended towards red.

We had begun renovating an old farmhouse on the hill.

 

Qantas for the first time carried more than one million passengers in a year.

The Woodward Report outlines the principles of Aboriginal land rights, suggesting Aborigines should receive title to lands where the existence of traditional ownership rights within Aboriginal reserves, and other unalienated Crown Lands, could be shown; in alienated land, where traditional rights could be demonstrated or because it was essential for their re-establishment socially and economically. It did not accept Aboriginal claims to mineral ownership but allowed that mining development should not occur without concent f Aboriginal owners. This provision could be vetoed if the national interest required it.

Aboriginal Eric Deeral (National Party) was elected to the Qld seat of Cook which he held until 1977.

Floods in Brisbane killed eight people and drove 8,000 from their homes.

Australian road signs became metric as part of the conversion to the metric system.

The Bankcard credit system was introduced throughout Australia and was quickly accepted.

God Save the Queen made way for Advance Australia Fair as the nation's official anthem.

'Cyclone Tracey' demolishes Darwin on Christmas morning with wind speeds up to 300 kilometers an hour. The death toll reached 50, 16 people were reported missing and more than 30,000 people were evacuated.

The Australian Almanac, Pub. Angus & Robertson 1985

 

In 1974 Derrida publishes Glas. This work consisted of two continuous columns of print. Like Dissemination, these both begin in mid-sentence; but this time they go on for almost three hundred pages...

Strathern, Paul, 2003, p.34, The Essential Derrida, Virgin