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DVD review: Actor Rod Taylor, former boxer and lifesaver, pulls no punches

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Reviews, Screen, TV |

As an all-purpose Australian leading man of the 1950s through to the ’70s in Hollywood, Rod Taylor was the natural screen successor to Errol Flynn. Flynn has maintained legendary status despite or because of his scandalous private life as well as his sparkling performances on screen, inspiring many biographies and biopics. Meanwhile, the impressive acting

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The Pleasures of Distance: Photography and the story of the Australian Road

Old Melbourne Road, Ballan, Victoria.  Simon O'Dwyer
News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

Road photography deserves a category of its own, nestled in among established genres such as street photography and landscape. Also, it is a category in which Australian photographers demonstrably excel, expressing a remarkable affinity with the road and all its vistas, features, quirks, vehicles and people. I know of no better illustration of the scope

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The Red List: Mali Moir’s sublime tribute to vanished and disappearing wildlife

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True compassion comes from knowledge and understanding. Part of what makes Mali Moir’s series of portraits of extinct and critically endangered species of wildlife from around the world so powerful is the way the works combine formal precision and technical brilliance with raw emotion. The title of Moir’s current exhibition refers to The Red List

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