Tuesday, May 21

Author: Joanne Wilkes

ANZAC: The One Day of the Year
Culture

ANZAC: The One Day of the Year

“What is at the heart of the play is the conflict between Alf and Hughie. And like most good plays, The One Day of the Year is not doctrinaire.” – Joanne Wilkes

Looking Over the Hill
Culture

Looking Over the Hill

“There are two popular ways of occupying time in retirement which have their benefits, but which I’ve not essayed myself.” – Joanne Wilkes

‘Cancel Culture’ A Hundred Years Ago
Culture

‘Cancel Culture’ A Hundred Years Ago

“… universities and other institutions are still often as much concerned with second-guessing the public impact of any measures they might take… as with treating employees justly” – Joanne Wilkes

Life of a Pioneer
Culture

Life of a Pioneer

“One question that long fascinated Morris’s readers was how the gender reassignment affected relations with her family.” – Joanne Wilkes

 A view from Tamaki, and from Sydney
Politics

 A view from Tamaki, and from Sydney

“… no Fair Pay Agreements had been activated by the time of the election: possibly if they had, Brooke would have found it hard to be the Grinch who actually stole Christmas” – Joanne Wilkes

Comms versus Competence
Culture

Comms versus Competence

“The rise of ‘Comms’ has been a salient feature of organisations in recent years. That is, hordes of people – or sometimes bots – whose actual if not ostensible roles are to make the place sound good, rather than actually do anything.” – Joanne Wilkes

Illumination in the Darkest of Times
Culture

Illumination in the Darkest of Times

“The stories of these courageous dissidents had an afterlife as well. This was partly due to those who remembered them, and partly because the regime itself held on to masses of documentation.” – Joanne Wilkes

Famous People I Mostly Haven’t Met
Culture

Famous People I Mostly Haven’t Met

A school friend of Cave’s in Melbourne in the 1970s, Tracy became the bassist in Nick’s earlier band, The Birthday Party, which brilliantly wreaked havoc in Melbourne and London through the early 1980s