On This Day - Arthur Boyd Born 24th July 1920: Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd, AC OBE (click thumbnails to view larger images) Arthur Boyd (24 July 1920 – 24 April 1999) was a member of the prominent Boyd artistic dynasty in Australia, with many relatives being painters, sculptors, architects or other arts professionals. His sister Mary Boyd married John Perceval, and then Sidney Nolan, both artists. His wife Yvonne Boyd née Lennie, and son Jamie and daughters Polly and Lucy are also painters. Boyd is best known for his experimental and sometimes complex painting of figures and impressionist, pastoral landscapes. He was a member of the Antipodeans, a group of Melbourne painters that also included Clifton Pugh, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval and Charles Blackman. ... Wikipedia link ... .
Boyd Honoured By Google C2NN submission by Jenny from theage.com.au . ARTHUR Boyd today joins a club that includes Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell and Leonardo da Vinci - the Google Doodle club. To mark the 90th anniversary of his birth, Google is honouring the Aussie artist with a Boyd-inspired 'google'.
Documentary: "Fire Talker: The Life And Times Of Charlie Perkins" click here ............................................. Note from Jenny: I was lucky enough to catch this documentary last Monday evening. If it returns, make sure you watch it. So much more than we ever learned from the news, into what drove Charles Perkins. ............................................ Fire Talker traces the life of Charlie Perkins from his humble beginnings to becoming one of the most influential Indigenous figures in Australia’s history. He was born in Alice Springs, educated at St Francis House, a school established in Adelaide for Aboriginal boys. A fitter and turner by trade, his gifts as a soccer player saw him play professionally for the English club, Everton, and then with the Adelaide Croatian and the Sydney Pan-Hellenic Clubs. The first Aboriginal Australian to graduate from university, where he created the Student Action Group for Aborigines, Perkins led the famous Freedom Rides of Northern NSW in 1965. Overnight he became a young Indigenous spokesman. In 1965 he became the manager of the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs. In 1969 he moved to Canberra to the Office of Aboriginal Affairs, and in 1984 was made Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. His work brought about many advances for Aboriginal people, but also attracted a great deal of criticism, culminating in his eventual sacking by the Hawke Government in 1988. In his post-public service life Perkins played key roles on the boards of Aboriginal arts, sport and media organisations, and was a member of the Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander Commission (ATSIC) and of the Arrente Council of Central Australia. Although he did not return to government administration, he continued to be one of Australia’s most controversial Indigenous leaders. In 1972, Perkins received a kidney transplant, and became Australia’s longest living kidney recipient. It finally claimed his life in 2000 and he was honoured with a state funeral. ..................................... Read more about Perkins in Wikipedia, click here In brief: Charles Nelson Perkins, AO, (born c.1936/1937 in Alice Springs, Northern Territory — died October 19, 2000 in Sydney, NSW; was an Australian Aboriginal activist, soccer player and administrator. He was also known as Charlie Perkins and as Kumantjayi Perkins in the period immediately following his death. Kumantjayi is a name used to refer to a deceased person in Arrernte culture.
David Horton's indefatigable energy and excellent public speaking skills for animals is well known right around Australia. Here he speaks with Claudette Vaughan on how to live the non-violent animal rights philosophy.
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David answers the question "What are some of your favourite vegan cuisines, vegan/AR authors and why?" . I use a lot of energy as a manual worker so I like solid food. I want more burgers, pies and cakes. I wish they sold nutritious, yummy, vegan pastries, but they don’t. So I have to make them myself. I like cooking but I’m not much good at it, but with practice … even my cakes and pies can turn out okay, sometimes. As for reading matter, apart from some home grown magazines and web sites I like hard copy to read in the bath or under a tree. My favourite author at the moment is Will Tuttle, for his World Peace Diet. I can’t stop re-reading it. I’m looking forward to read the Endgame books by Derrick Jensen. I’m hoping to get into Francione soon, I like Neal Barnard and Michael Klaper and have learnt so much from them as I have from Gill Langley’s book Vegan Nutrition and Amanda Sweet’s The Vegan Health Plan. And I think we should all learn by heart John Waddell’s book But You Kill Ants. . For a full list of David’s books please contact David Horton at: . Tel (02) 9356 4752 63/2 Ithaca Road Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011 Australia Email: email@example.com
Mr Kenna was awarded the highest award for gallantry in May 1945 for his courage in a battle near Wewak in New Guinea.
Private Kenna exposed himself to heavy gunfire when his company was held up by a machine gun post on a ridge. On his own initiative, Private Kenna stood up in clear view of the enemy, less than 50 metres away, and started firing his Bren gun from the hip. The Japanese shot back with such accuracy that bullets passed between between Private Kenna's arms and body. When his magazine was exhausted, he called for a rifle and, despite a continuing hail of bullets, shot dead two more machine gunners with two rounds.
Three weeks later he was shot in the mouth and spent more than a year recovering in hospital.
The 90-year-old died in a Geelong nursing home last night after suffering complications following a fall two weeks ago. . He was a father of four, grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 15. . Mr Kenna's youngest daughter, Marlene Day, was with her father when he died. She says while her father was remembered as a war hero, he did not see himself that way. "He was very modest really. If you asked him he'd just say 'I was doing my job'...He didn't talk a lot about it. He talked about the fun times, the mateship, but not much about the actual war." . In a joint statement Acting Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and Minister for Veterans' Affairs Alan Griffin described Mr Kenna's death as "a sad day for Australia...Private Kenna made an outstanding contribution to the nation and will be remembered for his courage." . Mr Kenna's family has accepted the Victorian Government's offer of a state funeral.
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