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'The idea of home is bigger than the floorplan of any given four walls or the mass of any roof line. It cannot be compassed by rote recitations of suburb or postcode, nation or state. In last week's lecture, I mentioned the various definitions that dictionaries give for that small, heavily laden word, home. Tonight I would like to explore some of them: home as "a place of origin, a native habitat", home as "an environment offering security and happiness" and home as "the place where something is discovered, founded, developed or promoted. A source."'

Source: ABC Radio National website, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/
Sighted: 29/11/2011


  • The second lecture in the 52nd Boyer Lectures series. Broadcast on ABC Radio National's Big Ideas program on 27 November 2011.
  • Full transcript available on the ABC's website at: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/boyerlectures/lecture-2-a-home-on-bland-street/3695242

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    y The Idea of Home Geraldine Brooks , Sydney : HarperCollins , 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 , 2011
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