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Armadale 1983

Introduction

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Light

Painters and dancers shape space with light.

1983 1983 Landscape Oil on cotton duck. Private collection, Melbourne.

I took dance and movement improvisation from Hanny Exiner, Margaret Lasica and Al Wunder. I taught Drawing through Movement at various studios around Melbourne.

 

Disastrous fires swept across parts of Victoria and South Australia, killing 68 people and destroying hundreds of homes in what came to be known as 'Ash Wednesday'.

Ausflag 88, a group of businessmen, academics, politicians and writers, launched a contest for a new national flag.

Drought, which had been continuous in some areas of NSW and Victoria from 1976, was christened stoically 'The Great Dry'.

An immense dust storm covering 77,000 square miles, turned Melbourne's day into night as it dumped tonnes of topsoil onto the city.

The Commonwealth Government, through the High Court, prevented the construction of the Franklin Dam by the Tasmanian Government.

A Morgan Gallup Poll revealed that 66 peer cent of Australians were in favour of the development and export of uranium despite their reservations about the mineral , which included concerns over nuclear waste and the potential for Australian mining to participate indirectly in the manufacture of nuclear weapons.

The Australian Almanac, Pub. Angus & Robertson 1985