Tag Archives: Australia

memories of the ’80s – Crocodile Dundee

Inspired by the real life survivor of Australian’s Northern Territory, the mid 1980s were all about Aussie writer/actor Paul Hogan as Mick Dundee in Crocodile Dundee. Written by Hogan and directed by Peter Fairman, this comedy focused on exploiting the stereotypes of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Elle Macpherson

In the 1980s, we soon all learned about “The Body” from Australia – supermodel Elle Macpherson. Born Eleanor Gow in New South Wales, Australia, Elle Macpherson grew up in Sydney and studied law for one year before moving to the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – where did the jetsetters go?

In the decade that focused on big hair, bold clothing and and excess, so did the travel choices. Travellers in this decade were all about the United States of America, thanks to the power of television and media, which meant … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Year of Living Dangerously

In 1982, a film about the 1960s in Indonesia broadened the career of actor Mel Gibson and became a fave of movie goers: The Year of Living Dangerously. Based on the 1978 Christopher Koch book, which had been an award-winning … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mad Max

With a planet on the brink, and the access to oil only for the few, the futuristic film Mad Max was a view of the possible future. Produced in 1979, Mad Max was written and directed by George Miller, and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Crowded House

A band from down under captured the ears of listeners in the 1980s with a different sound from the trend: Crowded House. Formed in Melbourne by New Zealand-born Neil Finn, who had been in the popular band Split Enz in … Continue reading

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Walking the Edge

I’ve always liked when art is not just found in a gallery, but is woven into every day life. I noticed this poem  attached to a bench while  walking the Cataract Gorge in Launceston, Tasmania. It reads: Walking the Edge … Continue reading

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