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The Lists on new books and recordings from the region are in two sections below - the most recent - and further below, from 1997.
February 2009: Armidale poet Yve Louis takes the unusual step of establishing a small press - Blue Tongue Press - to publish poetry chap books. A series of nine books - Matilda Poets - will complete the press's first program of releases. The first book published was Yve Louis's latest, NOTOWN, a set of poems about a small, fictional timber mill town in northern NSW.
2007: Ulrich Ellis, A Pen in Politics. Chamwood, ACT, Ginninderra Press, 2007. (Memoirs on life in journalism, and with the Country Party, and the New England New State Movement, a publication prepared by the author's son, Max Ellis of Tamworth.)
Graham Young and Graham Maddox, (Eds.), Legitimation and the State. Armidale, NSW,. Kardoorair Press, 2005. (Essays on politics by writers including Fred D'Agostino, Tony Lynch and David Wells, Graham Maddox, Jeff Archer, Ken Fraser, Karin Von Strokirch, Helen Ware.)
New books launched at University of New England (Arts Faculty) by 13 December 2004 included: Gail Hawkes and John Scott (Eds., anthology), Sex and Pleasure in Western Culture. Polity Press, 2004. Matthew Jordan, A Spirit of True Learning. (A history of University of New England to date)
New book launched from University of New England, August 2004: Alan Atkinson, The Europeans in Australia. Vol 2. Oxford University Press, 2004.
At right: New artwork April 2004 by noted landscape painter in Tamworth, Phillip Russell (BFA). (Used here by permission)
Available from May 2004: Ross Anderson, The Quality of Mercy. Self-published. (The legally difficult business of euthanasia. Mr. Anderson on Mother's Day 2001 assisted his wife to end her life of suffering from incurable pancreatic carcinoma.)
Patsy Cohen and Margaret Somerville, Ingleba and the Five Matriarchs. nd? (A history of New England Aboriginal communities)
Available from December 2003: From prolific writers in recent years, Gisela Kaplan and Lesley Rogers, Gene Worship. Published in both New York and London. (On "a new false religion, that of worshipping the genes as the basis for psychology and sociology")
Australia's new War Memorial in London, dedicated by 11 November 2003 features work by Uralla sculptors Carl Merten and Joan Relke, whose work was cast by Uralla's Phoenix Foundry directed by John Raymond. Merten and Relke for the memorial worked on two seat plaques, a map of the world, the Australian Coat of Arms, plus the badges of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces, Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Australian Navy.
Now available... A major book of
eco-tourism for Australia by Armidale marine biologist, Len
Launched in Armidale and Broome in September 2003.
For more information on eco-adventure, check Len Zell's wilddiscovery website
See also: http://www.lenzell.com
Available from September 2003, an eco-tourism guide: Len Zell, A guide to the Kimberley Coast Wilderness - north-western Western Australia. Armidale, self-published, 2003. (Edited by Dan Byrnes, graphic design by Donna McGowen, formally launched in Broome on 19 September.)
October 2003: Sydney-based author Ian Small, originally from Inverell, distributes copies of his novel, The Kurrajongs, the story of fighting units drawn from Inverell, who left there in January 1916 to fight in World War One. "The Kurrajongs" fought in France and Belgium. Illustrated, Mr. Small's book is fiction, but based on little-known fact.
Premier's Award for UNE historians
Bob Carr, Premier of NSW, has presented a Premier's History Award to two historians from the University of New England for their ground-breaking book about the lives of convicts both before and after transportation to Australia.
David Kent and Norma Townsend received the State Records Prize (John and Patricia Ward History Prize), one of the six History Awards Mr Carr presented during a special dinner for about 200 guests at Government House last week. Their book Convicts of the Eleanor: Protest in Rural England, New Lives in Australia, published in 2002, was one of more than 30 books nominated for the prize.
David Kent is Head of UNE's School of Classics, History and Religion, and Norma Townsend is a Senior Lecturer in the same School. The judges commented that their "comprehensive, well-written account amply fulfils their aim of recovering the full experience of lives divided by exile, and makes a significant contribution to the study of convicts and the convict system in NSW".
"In tracing these men through the colonial records in such a comprehensive fashion, the book sheds light on the day-to-day workings of the convict system in a way not possible with a more superficial overview," the judges explained. They said the book was "based on sound scholarship and exemplary use of original sources".
On receiving the award, the two UNE authors said they were especially pleased that the prize bears the name of John Manning Ward, for years the doyen of Australian colonial historians. "In all his work John Ward endeavoured to tie British and Australian history together, as we have tried to do in Convicts of the Eleanor, although from a very different perspective," they said. "While John Ward worked in the realm of high politics and colonial policy, we have plumbed the social depths of history."
This is the second time a Premier's History Award has gone to an author or authors based at UNE. In 1997, the first year of the awards, Chris Cunningham won the Premier's Community and Regional History Prize for The Blue Mountains Rediscovered.
Media contact: Associate Professor
David Kent, School of Classics, History and Religion, UNE, Armidale
(02) 6773 2096.
(Per a press release from University of New England, 21/10/03, No. 181/03)
In an unusual move, a former student at University of New England, Armidale, Gayla Reid, now living in Canada, has a new novel with its distribution harmed by its publisher becoming insolvent. But two copies have survived to become lodged at Armidale's local library, and at UNE's library. The title is Closer Apart, released in 2003, with many settings in Armidale, but others in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, country Victoria, South Australia and also Canada.
Available from June 2003, a newly-published novel of family saga covering 100 years, with some scenes set in Armidale during World War II into the 1950s: Ruth Bernard (of Sydney) HR. Publisher, Upfront Publishing, Courtyards Business Centre, High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire UK LE8 OQD ISBN No. 1-84426-156-5. Price, £9.99. Visit: www.upfrontpublishing.com -
New book launched in Armidale, May 2003, Pioneer Registry of New England from the First Settlement to Federation. Compiled by Armidale Family History Group. (The area covered is bounded from Tenterfield to Bendemeer, Walcha, Ebor and Inverell. About 1200 individuals are treated. Introduction is by Dr. John Ferry of UNE.)
New book launched in Armidale, July 2002, by psychologist Amanda Ferguson, Life Works. HarperCollins, 2002. (A self-therapy program)
Available from July 2001, Lesley Rogers and Gisela Kaplan, Birds: Their Habits and Skills. Allen and Unwin, 2001. (Explodes myths on birds and informs remarkably - the authors are professors at UNE). By May 2003, Gisela Kaplan has launched "a unique book for children", Famous Australian Birds, on the intelligent behaviour of kookaburras, magpies, cockatoos, lyrebirds, wedge-tailed eagles and other birds.
Available by January 2002, Imogen Ross, Performance Design in Australia. (Useful on theatre history in Australia.)
Available from March 2001, an inside view of Australian rock 'n' roll icons, Cold Chisel. With Anthony O'Grady, Cold Chisel - The Pure Stuff.
Available by January 2001, Rod Kirkpatrick, Country Conscience: A History of the New South Wales Provincial Press, 1841-1995. Canberra, Infinite Harvest Publishing Pty Ltd. 2000. C/- Mr Keith Bradley, PO Box 240, Canberra City, ACT 2601.
Available from February 2001, latest novel from John Heffernan, My Dog. Based on the collapse of Yugoslavia. Check online at http://www.spudplus.com
Early 2000: New novel from Sophie Masson, The Knight by the Pool. Sydney, Bantam, 1998.
Young Armidale playwright, Mitchell Wade, wins second place in a Sydney contest for his play, Outside - Leave Me Alone. By 16 March, 2000. In March 2000, Brisbane band Rhubarb release new album, Penny Wise. (Band was unearthed by the JJJ Unearthed program.) March 2000, Author based at Moonbi, John Carmichael, issues a novel on horse racing, Black Lagoon. A novel that weaves city and country.
12 May, 2000, Launch in Armidale of music CD Crossing a Bridge of Dreams, by (Professor) Anne Boyd, at New England Conservatorium of Music.
May 2000, year, Walcha songwriter Linda Lockyer jointly wins a national heritage song competition with a song titled, Heritage. First prize is $5000. Competition promoted by Australian Heritage Commission.
23 August 2000: Launch of book, Old Stations on the Gwydir, by historian Anne Harris, in Armidale at NERAM.
By 23 November, 2000, publication of Jan Smith's new book, a biography of Deepwater pioneer Mary Todd, entitled Mackie and Jack. Mary Todd from the 1960s to the 1980s raised merino sheep and Charolais cattle at Deepwater. The story of a lone woman grazier, whose husband Jack Todd, an RAAF squadron leader, died as a Japanese POW in Rabaul in 1944.
By 21 December, 2000, Armidale poet Yve Louis has her third book of poetry, A Belief in Thermals, accepted by Five Islands Press, noted poetry publisher in Australia. Her two earlier books are Silver from Black (P.S. Wakefield, 1995) and Lilith's Mirror, Kardoorair, Armidale, 1999).
Published by 18 December, 2000, Bill Forrest, A History of Dance Bands of Country NSW. self-published, Bill Forrest, Tamworth, 2000.
By 16 November, 2000 - Premiered in Armidale, dramatised reading of the 28th novel from Armidale writer Sophie Masson, The Green Prince, published by Hodder Headline Australia.
Publications noted during the Tamworth January Country Music
Bush poetry books by Carmel Randle (1996, a Book of the Year), Gone Bush. Bob Miller, The Larrikin Live, (1996, Album of the Year). Bruce Simpson, Packhorse Drover, winner of a heritage award.
Lesley Sly, The Power and The Passion: A Guide to the Australian Music Industry. Australia, Warner Chappell, 1996-1997? (Out of Print by 2003. Lesley Sly is director to 2003 of New England Writer's Centre)
January, 1997, Bush Poet Chris Wharton at Glenn Innes released his new book, Bush Poems. "Explores traditions rather than venerating them".
February, 1997, Armidale reggae and blues-based band Thunderheads has released its first compact disk titled: The Wicked, the Wild and the Untried.
Bush Poems, by Chris Wharton, including, The Grand United Theory of Everything. First edition.
New Zealand-born but Tamworth-resident. singer Wendy-Lee Case, launched her first music album at Armidale Bowling Club, January. Performed at Armidale Ex-Services Club, Saturday, 4 January.
Native Grasses: Identification Handbook for Temperate Australia. Published by Agmedia. Cost: $14.95.
David Kent and Norma Townsend, (Eds.)., Joseph Mason: Assigned Convict: 1831-1837. Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1997. The editors are historians at University of New England.
Alan Atkinson, The Europeans in Australia: A History. Volume One. The Beginning. South Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1997. Launched, 11 February, 1997 at a function at Booloominbah, UNE. The author is associate professor of History at UNE.
UNE 1997 calendar, cost, $12 at UNE Co-op Bookshop.
Reminiscences from regional bookmaker of 28 years' experience, Tom Knight, his first book (fictional), Bubble Junction. The publisher is Daniel Ogilvie of DSAMC Education Pty Ltd. 1996-1997.
New CD-ROM at UNE, Armidale, Gatekeeper Version 1, a disk for novice users of UNE's Dixson Library with an interactive library tour and a tutorial on using a university library.
Available by November, 1997, John Brown and Helen Ogle, (Eds.), Plant Pathogens and Plant Diseases. Rockvale Publications, 1997.
Also available by November, Jo Woolmington, The Residence in Deer Park. (A history of Mary White College at UNE). Launched Friday, 17 October at UNE. Copies available from the college. Contact: (0267) 731 000.
New Science (Faculty) CD-ROM now available for prospective Science students at UNE. Produced in part by Dr John Hecker, School of Biological Sciences, UNE. Available from October, 1997.
Available from UNE by October, 1997
John Pigram and Salah Waheb, Tourism, Development and Growth: The Challenge of Sustainability. London, Routledge, 1997. Per association with the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. The question: how to pursue sustainable tourism growth in an uncertain world?
New book available by early December, 1997, Bernard Swan, Peace in Perspective: The Temporal and the Christic. Published by the UNE Centre for Peace Studies, Armidale, 1997. Exploring the concept of peace for the general reader.
Available by 25 November from UNE Co-op Bookshop, Rod Simpson and Lesley Rogers, Minds Of Their Own. Exploring the field of animal consciousness. A leader in her field, Professor Rogers by December had been awarded a major research grant for continued work on the human brain.
Available from November, 1997, Kerry Dunne and Ian R. Campbell, (Eds), Unravelling the Labyrinth: Decoding Text and Language. Festchrift for Eric Lawson Marson. Launched by the German ambassador, Dr Klaus Zeller, and Dean of the Arts Faculty, UNE, Professor Graham Maddox. With scholarly contributions from Germany and Australasia. (Festchrift means: "essays in honour of".) Professor Marson was Professor of German at UNE.
New publication: by November, 1997, An abridged Pitjantjatjara language reference, Cliff Goddard, a senior lecturer in linguistics at UNE, The Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara Pocket Dictionary. Alice Springs, IAD Press, 1997. [PO Box 23512, Alice Springs NT 0871.]
New publication: By 25 November, Armidale, book launch and talk at New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM), as Meg Stewart (daughter of poet Douglas Stewart) speaks on artist (and her mother) Margaret Coen. Two sessions, 11am and 7pm. Several of Coen's works are in NERAM's collection. The book with photographs by Greg Weight is: Meg Stewart, Margaret Coen: A Passion for Painting. Sydney, State Library of New South Wales. Contact: Caroline Downer at NERAM on (0267) 725 255.
Available by October: Steve Tremont and Barry Higgins, The Never-Ending Bushwalk. Two devoted bushwalkers tramp 6700km along Australia's Great Dividing Range, from Victoria to Cape York.
Available by late November, Jim Lees, (Ed), A Legacy Under Threat? Family Farming in Australia. Armidale, UNE Rural Development Center. 1997. Forecasting a secure future for the family farm as a social institution.
Noted Armidale harpsichordist and university lecturer, Rosalind Halton, has won (by November), the Soundscapes Australian Chamber and Instrumental Award for her first CD, The French Harpsichord. The instrument she played was made by internationally-renowned Barraba craftsman, Bill Bright.
4 December, Sydney, release date for the national market for a
new book on "the Pauline Hanson phenomenon". Bligh Grant, (Ed).,
Pauline Hanson: One Nation and Australian Politics.
Armidale, UNE Press, 1997. With contributions by Jeff Archer, Tod
Moore, John Atchison, Ruth Bohill, Ira Deutchmann, Anne Ellison,
Digby Hughes, Mary-Low O'Sullivan, Tony Lynch, Anthony Phillips,
Ronnie Reavell, Karin Von Strokirch and David Wells.
The book had earlier been launched in Armidale by UNE's vice-chancellor, Professor Ingrid Moses.
Available from January 1998, Kathleen Letters, History Will Out. Available from Armidale Visitors Information Centre, Tracing how UNE academic, and barrister, Frank Letters, a Catholic and a papal knight, was denied advancement in UNE's infancy due to his being a Catholic.
Publications: available from January 1998, novel, The Lady Bushranger, by Pat Studdy-Clift, on the life of circus star Elizabeth Jessie Hunt.
Available from January 1998: New children's fantasy novel by Armidale writer Judith Eburn, Sophie's Secretpublished , 1997 in their ID series, by Scholastic. ISBN 1 86388 807 1. Just what is Sophie's amazing secret ability?
26 February, 1998, Armidale, New Book Release,
Edward Norton, A Northward Flitting. A series of essays by a nineteenth century regional pioneer, drover, pastoralist and a parliamentarian in Queensland. On travels in northern NSW in the 1850s and 1860s. Launched at the Armidale Folk Museum at 5.30pm by Dr Bruce Mitchell.
From early February, 1998, expect the release of a new book by Armidale writer, Paul Burns, on the notorious "Brisbane Line" as part of wartime strategics. A multi-layered story with twists and turns you never expected. -Ed
This is a
for assistance in preserving the English language.
The plea comes from Sharon Colon, secretary of the SEPTIC Think Tank.
(Save English Punctuation - Trash Incorrect Constructs)
If misuse of language annoys, disconcerts or worries you, send bad examples you've seen in the public domain NOW to Sharon. Her Website is:
Sharon Colon's Home Page
The idea is pure KISS - Keep it Simple Stupid. Embarrass them folks who misuse the language in public. Why not? They embarrass the language in public! Too often, with impunity! It's time to call a halt!
One of SEPTIC's major fears is that soon, the proper use of "its" and "it's" will be completely reversed, and even school teachers will have forgotten what proper usage was years ago!
Anyway, it's another form of humour, and the way things are going on our little planet these days, a little extra humour goes a long way.
So, read Sharon's column in this webiste (sorry, website) soon.
There are no proofreaders anymore, and, Lord, isn't it easy make to mistakes with these fast computer keybaoards?
February 1998: Release of...
Angie Smith and Cath Clark, (Eds.), Women's Health: A Primary Health Care Approach. Published by MacLennan and Petty. Angie Smith works with the Dept. Health Studies, UNE, while Cath Clark works with Dept. Nursing, University of Southern Queensland. Released in early February, 1998.
18 March, Tamworth, Launch of bluegrasser Andrew
Clermont's new CD, The Longing, three years in the
making, "jubilant results". New album has 10 tracks, including
Julia Creek, Lights on the Hill, Yah-Be-Dah
(instrumental). With Executive producer Rick Porteus with
ABC Radio National. Produced in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.
Distributed by Mulga Music Promotions, Tamworth. Check Mulga Music
Showing in Armidale during March, movie, A Little Bit of Soul. Directed by Peter Duncan, starring Geoffrey Rush, David Wenham, Heather Mitchell. Filmed in Glen Innes!!
9 May, Saturday, Armidale, An evening to mark MALKIN'S JOURNEY, an Elizabethan Evening, based around Sophie Masson's new novel, Cold Iron (Hodder Headline), a fantasy work based on A Midsummer Night's Dream and the fairytale, Tattercoats. From 7pm, at Ursuline Chapel, Barney Street, Armidale. Costs: $10 adults, $5 children. (Ticket proceeds go to the Regional History, Heritage and Culture Centre (in Armidale's CAE building.) Readings from the novel, from A Midsummer Night's Dream and other Elizabethan writers. Music by William Byrd and other Elizabethan composers. Readers: Christopher Ross-Smith, Penny McCue, Katie-Louise Donnelly, Sophie Masson. Musicians: Rosalind Halton (harpsichord), Olivia Gossip (recorder), Caroline Downer (viola da gamba), Lynette Pratten (tin whistles) Fiori Musicali (voices).
Available by May, 1998, a re-issued book by UNE historian, Chris Pugsley, Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story. Reed Publishing, NZ, 1998. Also out new, Beverly Harper's new novel, in paperback from Macmillan, Echo Of An Angry God. Also out by May, a new book with 20 papers on the geological history of the New England Orogen: Peter Flood et al, Tectonics and Metallo-genesis of the New England Orogen. Geological Society of Australia, 1998.
Dorrigo author Ian Irvine has an instalment of a fantasy quartet, A Shadow On The Glass, published by Penguin Books. An excellent read, says reviewer Sophie Masson.
Available by May, 1998, a new biography of New England's famed poet, Judith Wright. Veronica Brady, South Of My Days: A Biography of Judith Wright. HarperCollins, 1998.
Available from June, 1998, CD from Barry McDonald and Marooan, Where the Sunlight on the Dew Drops Shine: Folk Songs from New England NSW., on Harbourtown Records. Including some Aboriginal material, and with 12-page explanatory booklet. "Real tradition", says reviewer, Sophie Masson.
Prize-winner by May 1997, Chris Cunningham, The Blue Mountains Rediscovered. Sydney, Kangaroo Press, c. 1997. Chris Cunningham is a senior lecturer with UNE's Dept. of Geography and Planning. Also available by May 1997, Armidale-based novelist, Beverly Harper, with her second novel, set in Africa, Edge Of The Rain. Harper's first novel was Storm Over Africa. Available by June 1997, John Sharpham and Grant Harman and (Eds.), Australia's Future Universities. Armidale, University of New England Press, 1997.
new book Available from July 1998, Kevin Parton, Particulate Pollution in Australian Rural Towns. Details? "Country towns are recording pollution levels three times higher than high pollution levels in Sydney...".
11 October, 1998, Armidale, Launch of new book by historian Don Beer, (Ed.), A Serious Attempt To Change Society: The Socialist Action Movement and Student Radicalism at the University of New England, 1969-1975.. A work of much oral history. From 11am at Cattleman's Motel (downstairs), with ten of the 12 radicals interviewed for the book being present.
Available October-November, 1998, following launch of Keith Leopold, (Prof.), Came to Booloominbah: A Country Scholar's Progress, 1938-1942. Armidale, University of New England Press, 1998.
October-November, 1998 release, Video produced by National Film and Sound Archive, Tamworth and District, Moving Memories 1916-1970s. With newsreels, documentaries, home movie segments, also featuring Armidale and the New England.
18 November, Armidale, Book Launch, Magnanimous Despair, Journal of the late Prof. Grahame Jones. From 5.30pm at Hanna's Arcade. Guest speaker, Thelma McCarthy.
Released, November 1998, Joe Faulkner, How to Increase Your Profits With Newspaper Advertising. Self-published. Phone: (0267) 821 826. Also a companion title, Strategies for Business Success.
Available from November, 1998, Gert Groenendyk, Flie. Self-published, Armidale. A book of grief from the father of a young man who commits suicide. Available from Armidale bookstores.
Launched November, on the Richmond River area, Helen Trustum, Old Time Country Halls. Self-published?
Available from November, 1998, a recently-completed history of Armidale Legacy, 1948-1998.
18 November, Armidale, Book Launch, Magnanimous Despair, Journal of the late Prof. Grahame Jones. From 5.30pm at Hanna's Arcade.
7 December, 1998, Tamworth, Release of new book, Tamworth: A Pictorial History, by Lyall Green and Dr. Warren Newman. Book signings. Contact: Tamworth City Council PR officer, Rosemary Pollock on (02) 6755 4449.
Music of the North, CD, (HCD 1318) was released 21 November, 1998. Showcasing new or recent musical talents from Northern NSW.
Out of region
10 February, 1999, Feast of Fiddlers CD Launch At The Basement, Reiby Place, Circular Quay, Sydney, from 8pm. The Opening act of the 1999 Country Music Association of Australia Awards, the original Fiddlers Festival line up, Pixie Jenkins and Andrew Clermont with Ray and Marcus crank Orange Blossom Special up to warp speed!
Follows press release: This new CD features the cream of Australia's fiddle playing community doing their thing, and the album covers all musical tastes so there is sure to be something for everybody.
This CD launch means performances by Fiddlers Festival regulars Marcus Holden, George Washingmachine, and Instrumentalist of the Year nominee Andrew Clermont, along with the Transylvaniacs, Adrian Keating, Mick Kerin and other guests. With Gary Steele on keyboards, Craig Scott on double bass) and Willy Qua on drums. (Call The Basement on 0 9251 2797. For more information call Marcus Holden on 015 404 443 or John Healey on 0414 44 8870.
16 April, 1999, was, Armidale, UNE, Launch of a new history journal, Journal of Australian Colonial History, edited by Norma Townsend, Senior Lecturer, School of Classics, History and Religion. This is the first new refereed journal of history to appear in Australia for thirty years.
June, 1999, Release in Armidale of new book: Wendy Le Blanc, Naked Motherhood. Published by Random House.
June, 1999, Release in Armidale of CD Been A Long Time, from the 10-year-old band, The Beardy Brothers. With original songs plus country rock, ballads and rock. Includes The Russian, an instrumental by Peter Stanley. Recorded at Oak Tree Studios, Armidale.
11 June, Armidale, UNE, Launch of a new book of history of the Arts at UNE, edited by Assoc. Professor John Ryan, The Arts from New England: University Provision and Outreach 1928 to 1998.
June 1999, Australia-wide Release at UNE of Arts UNE 99, CD-ROM from the Faculty of Arts. Project design by Dr Peter Brown, School of Human and Environmental Studies.
June-July, 1999, Release in Armidale of Colonial Armidale, by Dr John Ferry.
13 July, Book Release in Armidale, of a book by Julia Fuad, One Of My Daughters. (In memory of her daughter.)
On 4 August, Launch at Bingara of Les Bate's book on the life and times of the Horton River early in Twentieth Century. Also, being reviewed in early August 1999, a new history book by Miriam Dixon of Armidale, The Imaginary Australian. 1999.
Launched in Armidale on 5-8-1999, Beverley Harper's latest novel, People of Heaven, published by Pan Macmillan.
August, 1999: New books: Dr Liz Teather of UNE, (Editor), Embodied Geographies: Spaces, Bodies and Rites of Passage. Published internationally around August 1999. Also, Dr Brian Dollery, UNE, co-author of Market Failure, Government Failure, Leadership and Public Policy. Released around August, 1999.
p>6 September, 1999, Death of Armidale playwright, Bob Herbert. "His generosity of spirit will be sorely missed."
19 September, 1999, New England's Celtic bush/folk band Shenanigans, launch their CD, Southern Cross Stars. Band consists of Jon Anstock (vocals and 12-string guitar), Christine Leger (vocals, flute), Dick Kaehler (vocals, drums), Mick Houlahahn (vocals, bass, guitar), Jenny Hutchins (fiddles and vocals).
Launched from UNE in September, 1999, a book on bullying at school: David Plummer, One of the Boys: Masculinity, Homophobia and Manhood.
12 November 1999, Launched in Armidale, new book New England Lives. Biographical sketches of wide interest. Produced by Armidale and District Historical Society and University of New England.
Launched in early November 1999 in Armidale at UNE, new book by UNE academic, Margaret Somerville, Body/Landscape Journals.
16 September, 1999, Armidale, Launch by writer Ian Irvine of new book from fantasy writer, Sophie Masson, The Lady of the Flowers, the second book of The Lay Lines Trilogy. (Bantam publishers.)
Book launch in Armidale in September 1999, The Genetics of Cattle, co-edited by Dr Anatoly Ravinsky of UNE.
Available during 1999 from the author, on Sandakan POW Camp: Kevin Smith, Borneo: Australia's Proud But Tragic Heritage. Self-published, PO Box 440, Armidale NSW 2350, 1999. With sketches by Sandakan survivor, Bill Young (2/29 Bn.) Available by mail-order, $30 plus handling. ISBN 0-646-37225-4.
Note: The first person to submit material (on 12 September, 1997) by e-mail to Message Board was country music promoter, Cliff Giles of Mulga Music, Tamworth, concerning: A Festival, 25 Saturday to Monday 27 October, 1997 marking the debut of the OZ Inland Music Fest at Tamworth NSW, an event featuring entertainment and information for both the professional and domestic music markets. Music styles to be featured include Rock, Jazz, Country, Blues, Country Rock, Classical, Ethnic, Indigenous and Alternative Rock. Two major events will be The North West Music Awards and a Music Expo.
10 June, 1999, Official launch in Tamworth of Independent Country Music Bulletin - Australia's Country Music Industry Quarterly. Edited by Cliff Giles and associated with Mulga Music, distributors of independent country music product in Australia. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Available from late 1999, Directory of Australian Country Music, 1999-200, from Max Ellis Marketing, Tamworth, Contact: (02) 6766 1577.
18 September, 1999, Tamworth, Unveiling of a bust of famed country music songwriter, Stan Coster, in Tamworth's Bicentennial Park.<
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