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Notes

  • 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.

Includes

y separately published work icon Writers of the Bulletin Douglas Stewart , Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1977 Z387298 1977 single work criticism Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1977
y separately published work icon The Spectre of Truganini Bernard Smith , Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1980 Z519805 1980 single work criticism Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1980
y separately published work icon Coming of Age in Australia Shirley Hazzard , Sydney : ABC Books , 1985 Z1082343 1985 single work criticism Sydney : ABC Books , 1985
y separately published work icon Australia : The Last Experiment Eric Willmot , Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1987 Z1082369 1987 single work criticism Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1987
y separately published work icon 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 Australians, 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 separately published work icon The View from the Bridge : Aspects of Culture Pierre Ryckmans , Sydney : ABC Books , 1996 Z1082423 1996 single work criticism Sydney : ABC Books , 1996
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 separately published work icon 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 separately published work icon Tales of Two Hemispheres Peter Conrad , Sydney : ABC Books , 2004 Z1158820 2004 single work criticism Sydney : ABC Books , 2004
y separately published work icon The Idea of Home Geraldine Brooks , Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 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 Australia , 2011

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1959

Works about this Work

The Lost Opportunity of the Boyer Lectures Tim Dunlop , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2020;
The ‘Great Australian Silence’ 50 Years On Anna Clark , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 3 August 2018;

'It’s 50 years since the anthropologist WEH Stanner gave the 1968 Boyer Lectures — a watershed moment for Australian history. Stanner argued that Australia’s sense of its past, its very collective memory, had been built on a state of forgetting, which couldn’t “be explained by absent mindedness”:

 It is a structural matter, a view from a window which has been carefully placed to exclude a whole quadrant of the landscape. What may well have begun as a simple forgetting of other possible views turned under habit and over time into something like a cult of forgetfulness practised on a national scale.' (Introduction)

Writers as Public Intellectuals : The Boyer Lectures Elizabeth Webby , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 498-504)
Inside the Quiet Revolution Michael Gordon , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 16 November 2012; (p. 20)
Introduction Donald McDonald , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Boyer Collection : Highlights of the Boyer Lectures : 1959-2000 2001; (p. 1-6)
Introduction Donald McDonald , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Boyer Collection : Highlights of the Boyer Lectures : 1959-2000 2001; (p. 1-6)
Inside the Quiet Revolution Michael Gordon , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 16 November 2012; (p. 20)
Writers as Public Intellectuals : The Boyer Lectures Elizabeth Webby , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 498-504)
The ‘Great Australian Silence’ 50 Years On Anna Clark , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 3 August 2018;

'It’s 50 years since the anthropologist WEH Stanner gave the 1968 Boyer Lectures — a watershed moment for Australian history. Stanner argued that Australia’s sense of its past, its very collective memory, had been built on a state of forgetting, which couldn’t “be explained by absent mindedness”:

 It is a structural matter, a view from a window which has been carefully placed to exclude a whole quadrant of the landscape. What may well have begun as a simple forgetting of other possible views turned under habit and over time into something like a cult of forgetfulness practised on a national scale.' (Introduction)

The Lost Opportunity of the Boyer Lectures Tim Dunlop , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2020;
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