Today’s older Australians live generally healthier and longer lives than previous generations. In the 1960s, life expectancy at birth was 74 years for girls, and 67 years for boys. The latest mortality data indicate that girls born in 2013 can expect to live to the age of 84, and boys to 80.
A Piece of Cake Mary Leunig drawings, focusing mostly on women but other matters as well.
She translates the world of families, domesticity and relationships into images you can’t help but react to.
Unsuitable for people who like only safe and familiar things.
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The Cinema is the universal art form experience, that showcases countries, and where we as individuals learn.
With protection from the federal government in the early years, and co-investment more recently, the industry thrived, and dragged Australia out of the farm era and into the ranks of industrialised countries.
These days, the industry has provided a great return on the taxpayer investment; income tax paid by automotive workers repays the taxpayer three times over.
What Happened to the Car Industry? tells this story more in sorrow than in anger. Accompanied by superb cartoons by Mark Knight and John Spooner, it is an indictment of
political folly and industrial vandalism.
The exhibition illustrates the historical and social issues from the soldiers’ point of view, including cartoons by well know Australian cartoonists Geoff Hook and William Ellis Green (WEG).
Gambling A Theme in cartoon. We have all grown up with the myth that Australians are the worlds’ greatest gamblers. Cup Day Holiday, stuffed race horses, all the gambling expressions in our language, all are half- truths to this myth.
Drinking Alcohol The miracle that built Civilisation? or what has made the Effluent Society! Australian History, has one way or another been soaked in Alcohol.
The cartoonists illustrate the problems and their results but like us, can’t come up with any solutions. All they can do is hopefully offer a deeper understanding of the issues and hope that the symbols and metaphors the cartoonists choose has some effect on our own personal metaphors which give us meaning and therefore a direction to move to.