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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Hearing the Sound of the Southern Sky : Introduction
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    y separately published work icon Composing Venus Elaine Acworth , Paddington : Currency Press , 1995 Z267157 1995 single work drama

    Set in the northern Queensland town of Charters Towers the action takes place over one day in 1957 - the day on which the world's first artificial satellite (the Sputnick) and a symbol of the possibilities of the future is to be seen in the sky over the town. It is also the day during which most of the characters will have to deal with significant and sometimes painful change. The main character, Clivvy, is thirty seven years old and is battling with the past and her inability to leave the town. Having won a sponsorship to go overseas to study piano at age nineteen the war intervened. In the following years many other occurrences deny her a life of her own. It is, however, her sense of being a composer - with her music coming 'out of the underbrush' which gives her the strength she needs.

    Paddington : Currency Press , 1995
    pg. 7-11
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