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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 'The One Jarring Note' : Race and Gender in Queensland Women's Writing to 1939
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'The literary production of women in Queensland from Separation to World War II records and reflects on various aspects of colonial life and Australian nationhood in a period when white women's participation in public life and letters was steadily increasing. Unease with the colonial experience underpins many of the key themes of this body of work: the difficulty of finding a literary voice in a new land, a conflicted sense of place, the linking of masculinity with violence, and the promotion of racial purity. This chapter will explore how white women writers – for there were no published Indigenous women writers in this era – responded to the conditions of living and writing in Queensland prior to the social and cultural changes initiated by World War II.' (Extract)

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    y separately published work icon Queensland Review vol. 8 no. 1 May 2001 Z892909 2001 periodical issue 'Recent voting trends around the nation seem to suggest, among other things, a growing unease at the ways in which the cultural dimensions of Australian life have been subordinated to questions of economic efficiency. It would be rash or foolish to suppose that the reduction of cultural and human values to what can be effectively marketed will reverse itself any time soon; but there is at least some evidence at the political level that people want governments that are prepared to invest more rather than less in the enrichment of cultural opportunities and amenities for everyone.' (Editorial) 2001 pg. 31-54
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