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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 24 August 2019 of The Weekend Australian est. 1977 The Weekend Australian
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* Contents derived from the 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
An Each-way Bet on a Double Family Tale, Chris Boyd , single work review
— Review of Australian Realness Zoey Dawson , 2019 single work drama ;

'There’s a lot going on under the crass sitcom surface of Zoey Dawson’s new play, Australian Realness, but not a great deal of incentive to go fossicking for the fool’s gold beneath.' (Introduction)

(p. 14)
Brutality in the Colony, David Stratton , single work review
— Review of The Nightingale Jennifer Kent , 2018 single work film/TV ;

'Writer-director Jennifer Kent’s terrific first feature, The Babadook (2014), was a very superior horror movie set in Adelaide; her second, The Nightingale, which won two major prizes last year in Venice, is also a horror movie but, unlike its predecessor, the horror this time isn’t supernatural but all too real. Kent’s uncompromising approach to this story of colonial violence against women and Aborigines in Van Dieman’s Land in the early 19th century is pretty confronting at times. I’m sure she would argue that it had to be because, to tell this story — and it’s a story that demands to be told — there’s no hiding the fact that some terrible crimes were committed by the English colonisers.'(Introduction)

(p. 15)

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