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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Ada Cambridge : Her Life and Work 1844-1926
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illus; map; bibl; portrait: Ada Cambridge and Audrey Tate (jacket)

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The Accommodation of Ada Cambridge Greg Manning , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 71-79)
'The reading of Ada Cambridge's fiction described in this paper is part of a pursuit of an undercurrent in Australian self-representations of what I can perhaps best describe as a strain of ontological doubt - doubt not about what it means to be Australian so much as about what it might mean, in Australia, to be. As is to be expected, intimations of this uncertainty - not quite an idea, nor yet an emotion, nor a self-consistent state - emerge first in colonial writings, often around the figure of disappearance, or of being invisible. They concern the intersubjective European response to Australian space, the sense that to live in the antipodes was not merely to live, in the world's terms, an eclipsed and therefore insignificant life - that much was obvious - but was to be silent, invisible, not to signify: semiotically speaking, to cease to be. One associative consequence of this sense is the thought that antipodean space is itself liminal, para-real, otherworldly. Such an imaginary landscape is of course both constructed by and significantly constructive of any sense of being-yet-not-being in the world. The doubt of which I speak is ideological only in the sense that it emerged in the colonies as part of the imaginary relation to the real condition of inhabiting Australian space, as an element in what we might call the colonial imaginary. It was never programmatically imposed to serve hegemonic interests; to the contrary, it served no interest at all. Its emergence can be compared to the formation of a national accent, in that both are more or less apparent but quite unintended and uncontrolled consequences of establishing a new society. Perhaps, in the context of our conference topic, this idea might be imagined as the shadow of the fear of meaninglessness, stretching itself across colonial attempts to make newly claimed spaces, and lives in those spaces, meaningful.' (Author's abstract p. 71)
Ordinary Events Seem Special in Retrospect Patricia Clarke , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 April 1993; (p. C8)

— Review of Ada Cambridge : Her Life and Work 1844-1926 Audrey Tate , 1991 single work biography
Untitled Susan K. Martin , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , September no. 34 1992; (p. 92-93)

— Review of Ada Cambridge : Her Life and Work 1844-1926 Audrey Tate , 1991 single work biography
Biography and its Fictions: Ada Cambridge and the Temptations of `Herstory' Michael Ackland , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin , Third Quarter vol. 16 no. 3 1992; (p. 125-134)

— Review of Ada Cambridge : Her Life and Work 1844-1926 Audrey Tate , 1991 single work biography ; A Woman's Friendship Ada Cambridge , 1988 single work novel ; Thirty Years in Australia Ada Cambridge , 1903 single work autobiography ; Rattling the Orthodoxies : A Life of Ada Cambridge Margaret Bradstock , Louise Wakeling , 1991 single work biography
Untitled Shirley Walker , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 15 no. 3 1992; (p. 238-241)

— Review of Ada Cambridge : Her Life and Work 1844-1926 Audrey Tate , 1991 single work biography ; Bengala, or, Some Time Ago Mary Theresa Vidal , 1860 single work novel ; Thirty Years in Australia Ada Cambridge , 1903 single work autobiography ; Pioneer Writer : The Life of Louisa Atkinson : Novelist, Journalist, Naturalist Patricia Clarke , 1990 single work biography ; Rattling the Orthodoxies : A Life of Ada Cambridge Margaret Bradstock , Louise Wakeling , 1991 single work biography
Tempting Speculations Geoffrey Dutton , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 April vol. 113 no. 5765 1991; (p. 122)

— Review of Ada Cambridge : Her Life and Work 1844-1926 Audrey Tate , 1991 single work biography ; Rattling the Orthodoxies : A Life of Ada Cambridge Margaret Bradstock , Louise Wakeling , 1991 single work biography
The Free Spirit on a Fatal Shore Cath Kenneally , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 May 1991; (p. rev 4)

— Review of Ada Cambridge : Her Life and Work 1844-1926 Audrey Tate , 1991 single work biography ; Rattling the Orthodoxies : A Life of Ada Cambridge Margaret Bradstock , Louise Wakeling , 1991 single work biography
Ada's Romance not Invalidated Michelle De Kretser , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 March 1991; (p. 29)

— Review of Ada Cambridge : Her Life and Work 1844-1926 Audrey Tate , 1991 single work biography ; Rattling the Orthodoxies : A Life of Ada Cambridge Margaret Bradstock , Louise Wakeling , 1991 single work biography
A Revival of Interest in the `Doyen of Women Writers' Patricia Clarke , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 March 1991; (p. B8)

— Review of Ada Cambridge : Her Life and Work 1844-1926 Audrey Tate , 1991 single work biography ; Rattling the Orthodoxies : A Life of Ada Cambridge Margaret Bradstock , Louise Wakeling , 1991 single work biography
A Woman of Talent and Refinement Patricia Barton , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 132 1991; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Ada Cambridge : Her Life and Work 1844-1926 Audrey Tate , 1991 single work biography
The Accommodation of Ada Cambridge Greg Manning , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 71-79)
'The reading of Ada Cambridge's fiction described in this paper is part of a pursuit of an undercurrent in Australian self-representations of what I can perhaps best describe as a strain of ontological doubt - doubt not about what it means to be Australian so much as about what it might mean, in Australia, to be. As is to be expected, intimations of this uncertainty - not quite an idea, nor yet an emotion, nor a self-consistent state - emerge first in colonial writings, often around the figure of disappearance, or of being invisible. They concern the intersubjective European response to Australian space, the sense that to live in the antipodes was not merely to live, in the world's terms, an eclipsed and therefore insignificant life - that much was obvious - but was to be silent, invisible, not to signify: semiotically speaking, to cease to be. One associative consequence of this sense is the thought that antipodean space is itself liminal, para-real, otherworldly. Such an imaginary landscape is of course both constructed by and significantly constructive of any sense of being-yet-not-being in the world. The doubt of which I speak is ideological only in the sense that it emerged in the colonies as part of the imaginary relation to the real condition of inhabiting Australian space, as an element in what we might call the colonial imaginary. It was never programmatically imposed to serve hegemonic interests; to the contrary, it served no interest at all. Its emergence can be compared to the formation of a national accent, in that both are more or less apparent but quite unintended and uncontrolled consequences of establishing a new society. Perhaps, in the context of our conference topic, this idea might be imagined as the shadow of the fear of meaninglessness, stretching itself across colonial attempts to make newly claimed spaces, and lives in those spaces, meaningful.' (Author's abstract p. 71)
Other People's Lives Susan Powell , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: National Library of Australia News , January vol. 2 no. 4 1992; (p. 7-10)
Subjects:
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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    Australia,
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  • 1800-1899
  • 1900s
  • 1910s
  • 1920s
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