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Issue Details: First known date: 1959 1959
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  • The Boyer Lectures, an annual series of four to six weekly lectures by prominent Australians from different fields began in 1959 at the instigation of Sir Richard Boyer. Originally called the ABC Lectures they were renamed in Boyer's honour after his death. The complete texts of the lectures were published as separate monographs.
  • Lectures published in monograph form meeting the AustLit selection criteria are indexed.


y Writers of the Bulletin Douglas Stewart , Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1977 Z387298 1977 single work criticism Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1977
y The Spectre of Truganini Bernard Smith , Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1980 Z519805 1980 single work criticism Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1980
y Coming of Age in Australia Shirley Hazzard , Sydney : ABC Books , 1985 Z1082343 1985 single work criticism Sydney : ABC Books , 1985
y Australia : The Last Experiment Eric Willmot , Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1987 Z1082369 1987 single work criticism Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1987
y Voices From the Land : 1993 Boyer Lectures ABC Books , Sydney : ABC Books , 1994 Z1461784 1994 anthology oral history

'In 1993, The International Year for the World's Indigenous Peoples, the ABC Boyer Lectures were presented by seven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including Australian of the Year, Mandawuy Yunupingu.

While being informed by the past, the lectures looked forward, offering some vision of the future for Aboriginal and Islander life in Australia.

Titled Voices From the Land and celebrating the wide range of talent and opinion among the Indigenous Austalians, the lectures covered medicine, law, education, the media, politics and linguistics.'

(Source: Voices From the Past, ABC Books, 1994, Back Cover)

Sydney : ABC Books , 1994
y The View from the Bridge : Aspects of Culture Pierre Ryckmans , Sydney : ABC Books , 1996 Z1082423 1996 single work criticism Sydney : ABC Books , 1996
y A Spirit of Play : The Making of Australian Consciousness David Malouf , Sydney : ABC Books , 1998 8940530 1998 single work criticism Sydney : ABC Books , 1998
y True Stories : History, Politics, Aboriginality Inga Clendinnen , Sydney : ABC Books , 1999 Z1472378 1999 single work essay

'Inga Clendinnen believes that democratic people need true stories about their past. In this engaging essay, based on Clendinnen's 1999 Boyer Lectures, she argues for the rejection of any single, simple account of the Australian past. The reader catches the experience of individuals through fragments -- a woman being manhandled on a beach, an old man remembering the hard lessons of his boyhood in a Jesuit mission, an old woman urgently dancing the history of her country.

'What whites have done to indigenous Australians has been described as the 'locked cupboard' of Australian history. Now, "the cupboard is locked no more". This frank and challenging review of race relations in Australia helps us cast off prejudice and foregone conclusions and to look with fresh eyes. It enables us to understand better how this nation came to be what it is today.' (Publisher's blurb)

Sydney : ABC Books , 1999
y Tales of Two Hemispheres Peter Conrad , Sydney : ABC Books , 2004 Z1158820 2004 single work criticism Sydney : ABC Books , 2004
y The Idea of Home Geraldine Brooks , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2011 Z1825805 2011 selected work essay

'Ms Brooks' Boyer Lecture series, entitled The Idea of Home, will explore the nature of expatriation and the lessons of a foreign correspondent's restless years. She will provide a very personal reflection on the environmental predicament we face. In addition, she will explore the particular ethos of 1960s Australia as a place to have come of age and deliver a lecture on the novelist's home in literature.'

Source: ABC website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/boyerlectures/default.htm
Sighted: 21/11/2011

Sydney : HarperCollins , 2011

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