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Journal articles (28)
Uplifting leadership for real school improvement - The North Coast Initiative for School Improvement: an Australian telling of a Canadian story Alberta Journal of Educational Research (2017)
This paper reports on a preliminary Australian adoption and adaptation, in the North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, of the Townsend and Adams’ model of leadership growth for school improvement in Alberta. The ...
Austral voices: recommended music resources in the school syllabus and The School Magazine, 1916 to 1956 Australian Folklore (2014)
School education can reveal aspects of a community's values, in that which it wishes to pass on to the future. In the first half of the twentieth century it may have been the main mode ...
The unforgettable sentinel: the Australian cream-box as folk memory Tradition Today (2014)
Along the fertile river valleys of coastal Australia dairying was for many years the pre-eminent primary industry. The cream box is one surviving artefact of that era, distributed across the landscape, and which is variously ...
Worlds between: insightful story and bridging of the gap between the Indigenous and the larger population of Australia Australian Folklore (2013)
Our Stories are our Survival is a personal tale which is also a native epic of Australia, especially over the last hundred years. The present writers deem it to constitute a folk epic of the ...
Creative writing (classes) as a means of revealing unconscious belief systems: the folk culture so often disclosed when one is writing viewpoints Australian Folklore (2011)
This paper treats of a milestone book that is a already sensational text in many countries. It is concerned with the process of conducting /appraising ‘writing classes’, these being a powerful revelatory experience for all ...
Hobbit tales today: stories of small people from Flores, Indonesia Australian Folklore (2011)
There are many stories of little people worldwide. Recent archaeological discoveries in Flores have been combined with story to give tantalizing suggestions of pre-historic survival into modern times. A range of Western accounts is considered, ...
Heritage: in whose hands? a regional university's link to its community's traditional culture Australian Folklore (2009)
As a regional university, the multi-campused Southern Cross University1 has as a key part of its raison d'être the serving of its region. For a newer university (established 1 January 1994) this has meant a ...
Matthew Flinders and the north coast of New South Wales Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society (1999)
Matthew Flinders stands second only to James Cook in our celebration of the nation's maritime exploration. Statues of him are to be found in several cities, and his name is still used for many topographic ...