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David Headon David Headon i(A34490 works by) (a.k.a. David John Headon)
Born: Established: 1950 ;
Gender: Male
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1 1 y separately published work icon Canberra Red : Stories from the Bush Capital David Headon (editor), Andrew McKenzie (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2013 6312463 2013 anthology short story biography essay

''Canberra is not simply a city. It is a chosen city.' - Marion Halligan

'Dragged from the big metropolises of Sydney and Melbourne in the 1920s, a first generation of federal government workers settled into humble red brick Canberra 'govvies' on the brown paddocks of the Limestone Plains. They complained about the cold and the lack of pubs. But over time, like the first pioneers a century earlier, they embraced their new home. They grew fond of the peaceful tree-lined streets of their garden city in the bush, proud of what had been created around the muddy Molonglo River.

'Canberra Red takes us beyond the elected reps and national landmarks, beyond the neat maps and ubiquitous aerial photographs that are the public face of the planned, political city. Some of Canberra's best known writers reveal what it is that makes their special city tick, and what has become of the grand vision of Walter Burley Griffin and his extraordinary partner, Marion.

'Including chapters from Marion Halligan, Frank Moorhouse and Andrew Sayers, lyrics from the unforgettable P. Harness, and newly 'discovered' postcards from Walter Burley Griffin himself, Canberra Red is a thoughtful and warm evocation of a city that has come of age.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 From Famous to Forgotten David Headon , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 July 2006; (p. 16)

— Review of A New Melba? : The Tragedy of Amy Castles Jeff Brownrigg , 2006 single work biography
1 2 y separately published work icon The Best Ever Australian Sports Writing : A 200 Year Collection David Headon (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2001 Z914653 2001 anthology poetry short story prose
1 "For Australia" : Joseph Furphy's Socialist Blueprint for a New Nation David Headon , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The New Federalist , no. 6 2000; (p. 34-39)
Using an interview with Alfred Deakin in the Melbourne Argus as a starting point, the author examines the last seven years of Furphy's life, a period of personal contentment but "artistic decline" and disappointment at the reception of his novel. Analyses Such is Life as a "cultural barometer of ... the depth and strength of the Australian literati's moral commitment to their own country" (p.35) and discusses the content of the novel and Furphy's attitude to literature and novel writing .
1 1 y separately published work icon Our First Republicans : John Dunmore Lang, Charles Harpur, Daniel Henry Deniehy : Selected Writings, 1840-1860 Daniel Henry Deniehy , John Dunmore Lang , Charles Harpur , David Headon (editor), Elizabeth Perkins (editor), Leichhardt : Federation Press , 1998 Z817716 1998 selected work prose
1 `Sons of the Morning' : Daniel Henry Deniehy's Trustees of the Coming Republic David Headon , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: Crown or Country : The Traditions of Australian Republicanism 1994; (p. 53-68)
1 A Response to Gordon Briscoe David Headon , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , vol. 18 no. 1, 2 1994; (p. 39-44)
1 1 y separately published work icon Crown or Country : The Traditions of Australian Republicanism David Headon (editor), James Warden (editor), Bill Gammage (editor), St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1994 Z8565 1994 anthology prose biography
1 y separately published work icon Crossings : Bulletin of the International Australian Studies Association David Carter (editor), Shirleene Robinson (editor), Leigh Dale (editor), David Headon (editor), Helen Irving (editor), 1994 St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996-1998 Z911554 1994 periodical (20 issues)

Crossings : Bulletin of the International Australian Studies Association provides 'reports from centres and affiliated associations, news of policy and funding initiatives relevant to Australian Studies, conference bulletins and also short articles on contemporary pedagogical and research issues in Australian Studies.' From 2008 the executive of InASA made a decision to no longer publish this bulletin separately but to more actively use the website (http://www.inasa.org/) as a place for the sharing of news. Over its distinguished history Crossings gathered together news from around the world about Australian studies. The bulletin often contained shorter original essays, sometimes on a shared theme. It is therefore an important archive of Australian Studies around the globe

1 All Things Black and Beautiful David Headon , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 July 1994; (p. rev 4)

— Review of The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History, Society and Culture 1994 anthology prose criticism
1 Last Lines of a Poet Warrior David Headon , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 May 1994; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert , 1994 selected work poetry
1 'Spanning the Sky with Outstretched Hands': The Making of a Poet David Headon , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Jack Davis : The Maker of History 1994; (p. 79-97)
1 Towards a New Republic David Headon , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 July 1993; (p. C8)

— Review of Our Republic Thomas Keneally , 1993 single work biography prose
1 5 y separately published work icon The Oxford Book of Australian Sporting Anecdotes Richard Cashman (editor), David Headon (editor), Graeme Kinross-Smith (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1993 Z547748 1993 anthology short story prose biography humour
1 Modern-Day Warrior Who Wielded His Pen Like a Sword David Headon , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 April 1993; (p. 23)
1 North of the Ten Commandments : Introduction David Headon , 1991 single work prose
— Appears in: North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature 1991; (p. xvii-xxvii)
1 North of the Ten Commandments : Preface David Headon , 1991 single work essay
— Appears in: North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature 1991; (p. xiii-xv)
1 Love and Thunder : Dorothy Auchterlonie Green (May 28, 1915 - February 21, 1991) David Headon , 1991 single work biography
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 123 1991; (p. 78-80)
1 Wright's Resolute Opposition to Social Injustice David Headon , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 September 1991; (p. C10)

— Review of Born of the Conquerors : Selected Essays Judith Wright , 1991 selected work prose criticism
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