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Doris Lessing, Nobel-Winning Writer on Race, Gender, Dies

Doris Lessing, Nobel-Winning Writer on Race, Gender, Dies | Speeches | Scoop.it
Doris Lessing, the British author awarded a Nobel Prize in literature for a lifetime of writing about gender and race, drawing on her own upbringing in Africa, has died. She was 94.
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On Doris Lessing and Not Saying Thank You

On Doris Lessing and Not Saying Thank You | Speeches | Scoop.it
At eighty-nine, Lessing was the oldest writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the eleventh woman to do so.
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Obituary for Doris Lessing

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Honourable PJ Keating - Indigenous Issues

Honourable PJ Keating - Indigenous Issues | Speeches | Scoop.it
Official Website for the Honourable Paul Keating
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Keating's Redfern speech is still worth fighting over

Keating's Redfern speech is still worth fighting over | Speeches | Scoop.it
The Redfern Park Speech, given by former Australian prime minister Paul Keating on December 10 1992, was a speech worth fighting for. It captured harsh truths about Australian history; it used those as…
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Paul Keating's Redfern address - 80 Days That Changed Our Lives - ABC Archives

Paul Keating's Redfern address - 80 Days That Changed Our Lives - ABC Archives | Speeches | Scoop.it
'We took the traditional lands and smashed the traditional way of life.' Paul Keating's Redfern speech was the first time a Prime Minister acknowledged the impact of European settlement on Indigenous Australians.
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 Keating's Redfern speech paved the way for a formal apology to Indigenous Australians for past government practices, an apology which nevertheless took another 15 years to come. Aboriginal leader Patrick Dodson said in 2007 that Keating's Redfern address was 'a great speech because it was about leadership, principle and courage... He placed before Australians the truths of our past and the sad reality of our contemporary society. He laid down the challenge for our future, as a nation united and at peace with its soul.'

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The grass is greener

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Three days after his visit to our shores this week, US President Barack Obama will receive a bollocking in the ABC's Boyer Lectures from a self-described ''reluctant expatriate'' Australian who once campaigned for him in the New Hampshire snow. ''I believe he has not acted wisely on the environment,'' says Geraldine Brooks, the novelist who has taken as her lecture topic ''The Idea of Home'', which, for her, can

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Lecture 4: A Home in Fiction

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It is my great good luck that the words I use are English words, which means I live in a very old nation of open borders; a rich, deep, multi-layered, promiscuous universe, infused with Latin, German, French, Greek, Arabic and countless other tongues. I would not be able to swim so far, dive so deep, in a linguistically isolated language such as Hungarian, or even a protectively elitist one such as French.
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Lecture 4 podcast in Geraldine Brooks' Boyer Lecture series. "A home in fiction" 

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Lecture 2: A Home on Bland Street

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The idea of home is bigger than the floorplan of any given four walls or the mass of any roof line.
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Geraldine Brooks' Boyer series Lecture 2 podcast

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Boyer Lectures 2011: The Idea of Home

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Chairman of the ABC Board, Maurice Newman AO, is delighted to announce that the 52nd Boyer Lectures will be presented by author and journalist Geraldine Brooks, commencing on-air and online in November 2011.  Each of the four Lectures in the series will be broadcast on ABC Radio National and be available online.
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You can access podcasts of Geraldine Brooks' Boyer Lecture at this site, along with an abstract of the context of the speeches. 

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Doris Lessing speech - YouTube

speech of Doring Lessing for Nobel Price
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Doris Lessing's Nobel prize acceptance speech

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Doris Lessing - Nobel Lecture: On not winning the Nobel Prize

Doris Lessing - Nobel Lecture: On not winning the Nobel Prize | Speeches | Scoop.it
Nobelprize.org, The Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize
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Paul Keating’s Redfern Park speech and its rhetorical legacy

Paul Keating’s Redfern Park speech and its rhetorical legacy | Speeches | Scoop.it
The address was voted number three in a 2011 ABC Radio National poll of ‘the most unforgettable speech of all time’, ranked behind, first, Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I Have a Dream’ and, second, Christ’s Sermon on the Mount.
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The Redfern Park speech, delivered by Paul Keating on 10 December 1992, remains an especially brilliant oratorical moment, especially given the context in which it was performed. It managed to capture in explicit terms some harsh truths about Australian history, and to use them as a basis for building trust in the government’s motives among Indigenous Australians (although admittedly much of that trust has been squandered in subsequent history).

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20 years on: The Redfern Park speech

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Sunday marked the 20th anniversary of Paul Keating's historic Redfern speech in Sydney which for the first time acknowledged white responsibility for indigenous woes. But what did it achieve?
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“It was we who did the dispossessing. We took the traditional lands and smashed the traditional way of life. We brought the diseases. The alcohol. We committed the murders. We took the children from their mothers. We failed to ask - how would I feel if this were done to me?

Paul Keating, December 10, 1992.

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Paul Keating's Redfern Park Speech [PART 1] - YouTube

On 10 December 1992 Keating gave a speech on Aboriginal reconciliation addressing issues faced by indigenous Australians such as their land and children bein...
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8 minutes of the beginning of Paul Keating's Redfern Speech

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Artist as Spokesperson; highlighting positive aspects of the rural built environment for an urban audience through the use of collage

Artist as Spokesperson; highlighting positive aspects of the rural built environment for an urban audience through the use of collage | Speeches | Scoop.it
Artist as Spokesperson; highlighting positive aspects of the rural built environment for an urban audience through the use of collage
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An academic and scholarly article which references Geraldine Brooks' Boyer lecture. 

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Lecture 3: At Home in the World

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If one definition of the word 'home' is a goal or objective, then I have to be clear that becoming the kind of journalist who covered war was never my goal or intention.
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Lecture 3 of Geraldine Brooks in the Boyer series of lectures - podcast

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Lecture 1: Our Only Home

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In dictionaries, definitions of home are various.
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Geraldine Brooks lecture 1 in the Boyer series - podcast

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British author Doris Lessing reacts to Nobel win

Oct. 11 - British novelist Doris Lessing reacted with the words 'Oh Christ!' when told by a Reuters correspondent that she'd won the 2007 Nobel Prize for lit...
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Doris Lessing was filmed arriving home from shopping and being greeted by the news that she had won the Nobel Prize.

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