Author Archive for: ‘Alan McKee’

How to tell the difference between a stereotype and a positive image: putting Priscilla, Queen of the Desert into history

Uploaded 1 March 2000 Introductory paragraph In 1994 Australia’s Celluloid Closet burst into quite unexpected, and spectacularly colourful, flames (as old nitrate film stock is liable to do). With a cinematic flourish, the firm and sensible homosociality underlying Sunday too Far Away (Hannam, 1977), We of the Never Never (Auzin, 1982), and even (in a different key) Picnic at Hanging Rock (Weir, 1975) was replaced with …

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Alternative Primary Sources for Studying Australian Television History: An Annotated List of Online Pro-Am Collections

Introduction It is possible to write many different histories of Australian television, and these different histories draw on different primary sources. The ABC of Drama, for example, draws on the ABC Document Archives (Jacka 1991). Most of the information for Images and Industry: Television Drama Production in Australia is taken from original interviews with television production staff (Moran 1985). Ending …

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