Middlemen Made a Killing from Aboriginal Artists
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Middlemen Made a Killing from Aboriginal Artists

Australians hardly cared for Indigenous cultural products before the 1970s. You might say it took them a while. By the 1980s, however, curiosity for Indigenous art had turned into a widespread interest. This situation led to the need to establish regulations so the transactions of goods between the two cultures would mean empowerment, and not … Continue reading

Aussie Lingo: “They’re a Bloody Weird Mob!’
Australian Culture / Cinema / Culture / Language in Society

Aussie Lingo: “They’re a Bloody Weird Mob!’

In 1966, English filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger adapted for the screen the Australian comic novel They’re a Weird Mob. The story of Nino Culotta, an Italian immigrant coming to Australia with the promise of a job at his cousin’s magazine, allows the directors to play with the Australian slang and portray a stereotypical Aussie … Continue reading