Monica Maria Trápaga is an Australian entertainment presenter, jazz singer and actress. She was a presenter on the Australian children's series, Play School, from 1990 to 1998, she is the youngest sister of Ignatius Jones, an events director, journalist and shock rocker. Trápaga appeared on Better Homes and Gardens from 1997 in decoration-related segments. While on Play School, she started, she was a member of various groups: Pardon Me Boys and the Moochers, Monica Trapaga and the Bachelor Pad. Since the early 2000s, she has owned stores in Newtown. Monica Maria Trápaga was born in 1965 and grew up in Wahroonga, New South Wales as the youngest child of a Basque-Chinese father, Nestor Juan Trápaga, a Catalan-American mother, Margot, her older siblings were all born in Manila, Philippines: Juan Ignacio, Luis Miguel and Rocio Maria Trápaga – the family had relocated to Sydney by March 1963. In November 1991 she described her "fairly crazy Latin family. I grew up Latin to opera and classical. My father had an interest in jazz Afro-Cuban jazz."In 1985, Trápaga, on lead vocals, was a member of a swing jazz-cabaret band, Pardon Me Boys, with William O'Riordan and her older brother, Jones: both had been members of shock rockers Jimmy and the Boys.
In February 1988 they issued a self-titled album, which Lisa Wallace of The Canberra Times felt that "the harmonies on this disc would rival any Andrews Sisters' recording... Hot and jazzy." Trápaga left Pardon Me Boys as "I wanted to present myself as more of a musician than a cabaret performer" and they were a group she "outgrew because it wasn't my band."In July 1988 she founded Monica and the Moochers in Sydney. By November 1989 the line-up were Trápaga on lead vocals, Andrew Dickenson on drums, Julian Gough on tenor saxophone, Bernie McGann on alto saxophone, Adrian Mears on trombone, Alister Spence on piano and Jonathon Zwartz on bass guitar. Monica and the Moochers' first studio album, Too Darn Hot, was released by August 1990 on rooArt Jazz/PolyGram. Michael Foster of The Canberra Times declared her voice "always amazes me... through the years, with the volume and range of sound generated from such a small, fine frame" while she "has a strong and accomplished and versatile backing group."
For the album, the Moochers were Dickenson, Gough, McGann, Spence, now including Mike Bukovsky on trumpet and Dave Ellis on bass guitar. In November 1991 their second studio album, Cotton on the Breeze, included tracks co-written by Trápaga, with her then-husband, Gough; the Canberra Times' Brad Turner caught a performance which provided "some powerful and tightly-played jazz and Latin standards, of course a selection from Cotton on the Breeze, most of which Monica wrote." At the ARIA Music Awards of 1992 the group were nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Album. The group performed at Sydney's inaugural International Jazz Festival in January 1992. In 2016, Monica was named as the head juror on the Australian jury for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Monica Trápaga had a relationship with Ian and they became parents when she was 19. Two years she married Julian Gough, a jazz saxophonist, musical director and sometime member of her backing groups, they are parents of a child. After separating "several years earlier" Trápaga stated dating Simon Williams, a lawyer, who had children with his previous partner.
In 2008 the couple were married. Trápaga authored a cookbook, She's Leaving Home: Favourite Family Recipes for a Daughter to Take on Her Own Life Journey, issued in October 2009. In March 2013, with her daughter, she co-authored another cookbook, A Bite of the Big Apple: My food adventure in New York. Trapaga, Monica. She's Leaving Home: Favourite Family Recipes for a Daughter to Take on Her Own Life Journey. Penguin Group Australia. ISBN 978-1-92138-206-2. Trapaga, Monica. A Bite of the Big Apple: My Food Adventure in New York. Penguin Group Australia. ISBN 978-1-92138-305-2. Pardon Me BoysPardon Me Boys Monica and the MoochersToo Darn Hot Cotton on the Breeze Monica TrapagaSugar - La Brava MusicMonica Trapaga & the Bachelor PadGirl talk - M. TrapagaChildren's albumsMonica's Tea Party - ABC Clap Your Hands - ABC Music Monica's House - BMG Monica's Seaside Adventure - BMG Monica's Trip to the Moon - Festival Kids Monica presents I Love the Zoo - Festival MushroomChildren's videosMonica's House - Monica and the Moochers Monica's Seaside Adventure - Monica and the Moochers Monica and George in the Magic Toyshop - Buena Vista Home Entertainment Monica's Trip to the Moon - Monica & the Moochers Kisses, Cuddles & Moonbeams - Monica & the Moochers I Love the Zoo - Buena Vista Entertainment Official website
Do it yourself
"Do it yourself" is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment". DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations categorized as marketplace motivations, identity enhancement; the term "do-it-yourself" has been associated with consumers since at least 1912 in the domain of home improvement and maintenance activities. The phrase "do it yourself" had come into common usage by the 1950s, in reference to the emergence of a trend of people undertaking home improvement and various other small craft and construction projects as both a creative-recreational and cost-saving activity. Subsequently, the term DIY has taken on a broader meaning. DIY is associated with the international alternative rock, punk rock, indie rock music scenes, indymedia networks, pirate radio stations, the zine community.
In this context, DIY is related to the Arts and Crafts movement, in that it offers an alternative to modern consumer culture's emphasis on relying on others to satisfy needs. It has become prevalent in the personal finance; when investing in the stock one can utilize a professional advisor or partake in do-it-yourself investing. Italian archaeologists unearthed the ruins of a 6th-century BC Greek structure in southern Italy that came with detailed assembly instructions and is being called an "ancient IKEA building"; the structure was a temple-like building discovered at Torre Satriano, near the southern city of Potenza, in Basilicata, a region where local people mingled with Greeks who settled along the southern coast known as Magna Graecia and in Sicily from the 8th century BC onwards. Professor Christopher Smith, director of the British School at Rome, said that the discovery was "the clearest example yet found of mason's marks of the time, it looks as if someone was instructing others how to mass-produce components and put them together in this way".
Much like the instruction booklets, various sections of the luxury building were inscribed with coded symbols showing how the pieces slotted together. The characteristics of these inscriptions indicate they date back to around the 6th century BC, which tallies with the architectural evidence suggested by the decoration; the building was built by Greek artisans coming from the Spartan colony of Taranto in Apulia. In North America, there was a DIY magazine publishing niche in the first half of the twentieth century. Magazines such as Popular Mechanics and Mechanix Illustrated offered a way for readers to keep current on useful practical skills, techniques and materials; as many readers lived in rural or semi-rural regions much of the material related to their needs on the farm or in a small town. The DIY movement is a re-introduction of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in the upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; the philosopher Alan Watts reflected a growing sentiment: Our educational system, in its entirety, does nothing to give us any kind of material competence.
In other words, we don't learn how to cook, how to make clothes, how to build houses, how to make love, or to do any of the fundamental things of life. The whole education that we get for our children in school is in terms of abstractions, it trains you to be some kind of cerebral character. In the 1970s, DIY spread through the North American population of college- and recent-college-graduate age groups. In part, this movement involved the renovation of affordable, rundown older homes, but it related to various projects expressing the social and environmental vision of the 1960s and early 1970s. The young visionary Stewart Brand, working with friends and family, using the most basic of typesetting and page-layout tools, published the first edition of The Whole Earth Catalog in late 1968; the first Catalog, its successors, used a broad definition of the term "tools". There were informational tools, such as books, professional journals, courses and the like. There were specialized, designed items, such as carpenters' and masons' tools, garden tools, welding equipment, fiberglass materials and so on — early personal computers.
The designer J. Baldwin acted as editor writing many of the reviews; the Catalog's publication both emerged from and spurred the great wave of experimentalism, convention-breaking, do-it-yourself attitude of the late 1960s. Copied, the Catalog appealed to a wide cross-section of people in North America and had a broad influence. DIY home improvement books burgeoned in the 1970s, first created as collections of magazine articles. An early, extensive line of DIY how-to books was created by Sunset Books, based upon published articles from their magazine, based in California. Time-Life, Better Homes and Gardens, Balcony Garden Web and other publishers soon followed suit. In the mid-1990s, DIY home-improvement content began to find its way onto the World Wide Web. HouseNet was the earliest bulletin-board style sit
Leonie Elva "Noni" Hazlehurst, is an Australian actress, writer and broadcaster who has appeared on television and radio, in dramas, mini-series and made for television films, as well on stage and in feature films since the early 1970s. Hazlehurst has been honoured with numerous awards including Australian Film Institute Awards, ARIA Awards and Logies, including being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016. Hazlehurst was born in Melbourne. After attending St Leonard's College in Brighton East, Hazlehurst studied Drama at Flinders University in South Australia from 1971 to 1973, where she resided at Flinders University Hall and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974, she has studied ballet, piano and drama. In the 1980s and 1990s, much of her work concentrated on children's television, her mother and father were English, migrated to Australia in 1951. Along with roles at the ABC, her first television work was in guest lead roles in television serials produced by Crawford Productions.
She played the regular role of Sharon Lewis in The Box in 1975 before joining the original cast of The Sullivans as Lil Duggan in late 1976. She was a Play School presenter from 1978 to 2001, has been a National Ambassador or Patron for many children's events and charities, including Children's Week and Barnardos, she has worked extensively for children. Hazlehurst has spoken word albums. Hazlehurst played the lead in miniseries Nancy Wake, The Shiralee, Ride on Stranger and Waterfront in the 1980s. From 1995-2005 Hazlehurst hosted the Seven Networks Better Homes and Gardens, a lifestyle show, affiliated with the monthly magazine of the same name. In 2006, she starred in ABC's telemovie Stepfather of the Bride. From 2007-2011, she played Detective Superintendent Bernice Waverley on Channel Seven crime drama City Homicide. In 2010, she was a guest on The 7pm Project on Network Ten. In July 2011, as part of a growing internet meme, she read the book Go the Fuck to Sleep to camera in the style she used on Play School.
She offered to record a reading of the book after being sent a copy by the publisher. Since 2013, she appears as Elizabeth Bligh in the 1950s-set Australian melodrama A Place to Call Home on the Seven Network, playing the wealthy matriarch of the family; the show was renewed for a second series which premiered in 2014, following the second series the show was canceled yet the show was unexpectedly commissioned for a third series which came in 2015. The show went into production for a fourth series which aired in 2016 and a fifth season airing in 2017 with the final sixth season airing in 2018, she plays the role of Ambrose in ABC TV's The Letdown and will appear as Pamela in a new series The End in 2019. Hazlehurst has had starring roles in Australian films since the 1980s, including roles in Fatty Finn and Australian Dream), her most prominent role during this decade was as the lead, Nora, in Monkey Grip, based on Helen Garner's novel of the same name. The film, concerning the relationship between a single mother and a heroin addict, was a modest box office success in Australia and received favourable reviews from critics.
She starred in Little Fish in 2005, Candy in 2006, Bitter & Twisted in 2008. Recent film roles include The Mule, The Broken Shore and Ladies in Black. Hazlehurst is a regular freelance presenter on 774 ABC Melbourne. Credits include The Man from Mukinupin, On Our Selection, Hamlet, No Names, No Packdrill and Thrust, Frankie & Johnny in the Claire De Lune, for the STC: Navigating The Breath of Life, Woman in Mind, for the MTC: Grace and The Heretic. In 2014 she appeared in a critically acclaimed production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane for the Kin Collective at 45 Downstairs. In 2015 and 2016 Noni performed in a one-woman play, written for her by Daniel Keene, on a national tour produced by If Theatre & Regional Arts Victoria. Mother received two Helpmann Awards nominations for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Play and Best Regional Touring Production for If Theatre. Mother was performed at Belvoir Street Theatre in early 2018 and was presented at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in August 2018.
1989: Nominated - Best Children's Album 1990: Nominated - Best Children's Album 1992: Nominated - Best Children's Album 2015 Nominated — Best Actress in a Supporting Role 1981: Nominated — Best Actress in a Lead Role 1982: Won — Best Actress in a Lead Role 1985: Won — Best Actress in a Lead Role 2000: Won — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Telefeature or Mini-Series 2005: Won — Best Supporting Actress 2006: Nominated — Best Supporting Actress 2008: Nominated — Best Actress 2018: Nominated - Best Supporting Actress 2014 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast: Drama Series 1980 Best Supporting Actress in a Series 1985 Best Supporting Actress in a Single Series 1989 Nominated Most Popular Actress in a Miniseries/Telemovie Logie Hall of Fame 2016 2005 Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2006 Nominated Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2009 Best Actress 2015 Nominated — Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Play 2018 Best Female Act
Australian rules football
Australian rules football known as Australian football, or called Aussie rules, football or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field a modified cricket ground. Points are scored by kicking the oval-shaped ball between behind posts. During general play, players may position themselves anywhere on the field and use any part of their bodies to move the ball; the primary methods are kicking and running with the ball. There are rules on how the ball can be handled: for example, players running with the ball must intermittently bounce or touch it on the ground. Throwing the ball is not allowed and players must not get caught holding the ball. A distinctive feature of the game is the mark, where players anywhere on the field who catch the ball from a kick are awarded possession. Possession of the ball is in dispute at all times except when mark is paid. Players can use their whole body to obstruct opponents. Dangerous physical contact, interference when marking and deliberately slowing the play are discouraged with free kicks, distance penalties or suspension for a certain number of matches, depending on the seriousness of the infringement.
The game features frequent physical contests, spectacular marking, fast movement of both players and the ball and high scoring. The sport's origins can be traced to football matches played in Melbourne, Victoria in 1858, inspired by English public school football games. Seeking to develop a game more suited to adults and Australian conditions, the Melbourne Football Club published the first laws of Australian football in May 1859, making it the oldest of the world's major football codes. Australian football has the highest spectator attendance and television viewership of all sports in Australia, while the Australian Football League, the sport's only professional competition, is the nation's wealthiest sporting body; the AFL Grand Final, held annually at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, is the highest attended club championship event in the world. The sport is played at amateur level in many countries and in several variations, its rules are governed by the AFL Commission with the advice of the AFL's Laws of the Game Committee.
Australian rules football is known by several nicknames, including Aussie rules and footy. In some regions, it is marketed as AFL after the Australian Football League. There is evidence of football being played sporadically in the Australian colonies in the first half of the 19th century. Compared to cricket and horse racing, football was viewed as a minor "amusement" at the time, while little is known about these early one-off games, it is clear they share no causal link with Australian football. In 1858, in a move that would help to shape Australian football in its formative years, "public" schools in Melbourne, Victoria began organising football games inspired by precedents at English public schools; the earliest such match, held in St Kilda on 15 June, was between Melbourne Grammar and St Kilda Grammar. On 10 July 1858, the Melbourne-based Bell's Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle published a letter by Tom Wills, captain of the Victoria cricket team, calling for the formation of a "foot-ball club" with a "code of laws" to keep cricketers fit during winter.
Born in Australia, Wills played a nascent form of rugby football whilst a pupil at Rugby School in England, returned to his homeland a star athlete and cricketer. His letter is regarded by many historians as giving impetus for the development of a new code of football today known as Australian football. Two weeks Wills' friend, cricketer Jerry Bryant, posted an advertisement for a scratch match at the Richmond Paddock adjoining the Melbourne Cricket Ground; this was the first of several "kickabouts" held that year involving members of the Melbourne Cricket Club, including Wills, Bryant, W. J. Hammersley and J. B. Thompson. Trees were used as goalposts and play lasted an entire afternoon. Without an agreed upon code of laws, some players were guided by rules they had learned in the British Isles, "others by no rules at all". Another significant milestone in 1858 was a match played under experimental rules between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College, held at the Richmond Paddock; this 40-a-side contest, umpired by Wills and Scotch College teacher John Macadam, began on 7 August and continued over two subsequent Saturdays, ending in a draw with each side kicking one goal.
It is commemorated with a statue outside the MCG, the two schools have competed annually since in the Cordner-Eggleston Cup, the world's oldest continuous football competition. Since the early 20th century, it has been suggested that Australian football was derived from the Irish sport of Gaelic football, not codified until 1885. There is no archival evidence in favour of a Gaelic influence, the style of play shared between the two modern codes was evident in Australia long before the Irish game evolved in a similar direction. Another theory, first proposed in 1983, posits that Wills, having grown up amongst Aborigines in Victoria, may have seen or played the Aboriginal game of Marn Grook, incorporated some of its features into early Australian football; the evidence for this is only circumstantial, according to biographer Greg de Moore's research, Wills was "almost influenced by his experience at Rugby School". A loosely organised Melbourne side, captained by Wills, played against other football enthusiasts in the winter and spring of 1858.
The following year, on 14 May, the Melbourne Football Club came into being, making it one of the
In radio and television, broadcast delay is an intentional delay when broadcasting live material. Such a delay may be short to prevent unacceptable content from being broadcast. Longer delays lasting several hours can be introduced so that the material is aired at a scheduled time to maximize viewership. A short delay is used to prevent profanity, nudity, or other undesirable material from making it to air, including more mundane problems such as technical malfunctions. In that instance, it is referred to as a'seven-second delay' or'profanity delay'. Longer delays, may be introduced to allow a show to air at the same time for the local market as is sometimes done with nationally broadcast programs in countries with multiple time zones. Considered as time shifting, achieved by a "tape delay," using a video tape recorder, modern digital video recorders, or other similar technology. Tape delay may refer to the process of broadcasting an event at a scheduled time because a scheduling conflict prevents a live telecast, or a broadcaster seeks to maximize ratings by airing an event in a certain timeslot.
That can be done because of time constraints of certain portions those that do not affect the outcome of the show, are edited out or the availability of hosts or other key production staff only at certain times of the day, it is applicable for cable television programs. Broadcasters across North America in the United States utilize a "west-coast delay" in which special events broadcast live in the Eastern or Central Time Zones are tape-delayed on the western half of the country, including California, which allows post-production staff to edit out any glitches that occurred during the live broadcast. In the U. S. however, this practice is now limited to live talent shows tape-delayed for West Coast viewers as major awards shows, beginning the 2010s, expanded to live global telecasts, including same-time continent-wide airings. Canada and Mexico, have multiple time zones but have televised all live events across both countries by the turn of the 21st century. International tape delays of live global events, intended by major television networks, dominated world television until the early 2010s.
For example, during the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and the Beijing Olympics in 2008, daytime events were occurring at early morning hours in the Americas and Europe but were aired in the afternoon and evening hours live in Asia and Oceania. That made some broadcasters show high-profile events twice, but others withheld the same event to be broadcast during prime time. Tape-delaying of those events would mean editing them down for time considerations, highlighting what the broadcaster feels are the most interesting portions of the event, or advertising. However, since many live events became available via social media in the late 2000s, tape delays have become irrelevant because of live television's resurgence as a broadcast format. Since the mid-2010s, several high-profile entertainment programs with huge live global audiences like the Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards and Grammy Awards, yearly specials like the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants, major sporting events like the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup and the National Football League's Super Bowl, air to totality live on both television and the internet all across the world's time zones in and out of their countries of origin, with mandated prime time rebroadcasts for regions that and relied on delayed telecasts on prime time among these otherwise live events.
The radio station WKAP in Allentown, introduced a tape delay system consisting of an external playback head, spaced far enough away from the record head to allow for a six-second delay. A system of rollers guided the tape over the playback head; this system was introduced in 1952. It is believed that this was the first time a telephone call-in show was broadcast with the telephone conversation "live" on the air; the FCC rules at the time prohibited the broadcasting of a live phone conversation. However, there was no rule prohibiting a taped playback of a phone call, provided that a "beep" tone was heard by the caller every 15 seconds so that the caller knew he was being recorded; the six-second delay constituted a "taped" phone conversation, thus complying with FCC regulations, that being a legal fiction. The broadcast profanity delay was invented by C. Frank Cordaro, Chief Engineer of WKAP during the 1950s and early 1960s. Ogden Davies, then-General Manager of WKAP, assigned Cordaro the task of developing a device whereby profanity during a "live" conversation could be deleted by the radio talk show host before it was broadcast.
This new device was to be used on the Open Mic radio talk show. The device Cordaro developed was the first tape delay system. WKAP was one of several stations owned by the Rahal brothers of West Virginia. First tested and used at WKAP, this tape system for broadcast profanity delay was installed at the other Rahal-owned radio stations. From the Rahal brothers' stations, the broadcast profanity delay went into common usage throughout the US. John Nebel, who began a pioneering radio talk show in New York City in 1954, was one of the early users of a t
Australia the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area; the neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea and East Timor to the north. The population of 25 million is urbanised and concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, its largest city is Sydney; the country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century, it is documented. After the European exploration of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day; the population grew in subsequent decades, by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established.
On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy, comprising six states and ten territories. Being the oldest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres. A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east and mountain ranges in the south-east. A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. Australia generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications and manufacturing. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites. Australia is a developed country, with the world's 14th-largest economy.
It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. It is a regional power, has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. Australia has the world's ninth-largest immigrant population, with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population. Having the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally, the country ranks in quality of life, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Pacific Islands Forum and the ASEAN Plus Six mechanism; the name Australia is derived from the Latin Terra Australis, a name used for a hypothetical continent in the Southern Hemisphere since ancient times. When Europeans first began visiting and mapping Australia in the 17th century, the name Terra Australis was applied to the new territories.
Until the early 19th century, Australia was best known as "New Holland", a name first applied by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1644 and subsequently anglicised. Terra Australis still saw occasional usage, such as in scientific texts; the name Australia was popularised by the explorer Matthew Flinders, who said it was "more agreeable to the ear, an assimilation to the names of the other great portions of the earth". The first time that Australia appears to have been used was in April 1817, when Governor Lachlan Macquarie acknowledged the receipt of Flinders' charts of Australia from Lord Bathurst. In December 1817, Macquarie recommended to the Colonial Office. In 1824, the Admiralty agreed that the continent should be known by that name; the first official published use of the new name came with the publication in 1830 of The Australia Directory by the Hydrographic Office. Colloquial names for Australia include "Oz" and "the Land Down Under". Other epithets include "the Great Southern Land", "the Lucky Country", "the Sunburnt Country", "the Wide Brown Land".
The latter two both derive from Dorothea Mackellar's 1908 poem "My Country". Human habitation of the Australian continent is estimated to have begun around 65,000 to 70,000 years ago, with the migration of people by land bridges and short sea-crossings from what is now Southeast Asia; these first inhabitants were the ancestors of modern Indigenous Australians. Aboriginal Australian culture is one of the oldest continual civilisations on earth. At the time of first European contact, most Indigenous Australians were hunter-gatherers with complex economies and societies. Recent archaeological finds suggest. Indigenous Australians have an oral culture with spiritual values based on reverence for the land and a belief in the Dreamtime; the Torres Strait Islanders, ethnically Melanesian, obtained their livelihood from seasonal horticulture and the resources of their reefs and seas. The northern coasts and waters of Australia were visited s
John Jarratt is an Australian television film actor and director who rose to fame through his work in the Australian New Wave. He is best known for portraying the main antagonist Mick Taylor in the Wolf Creek film series, he voiced the protagonist's father, Jack Hunter, in an audio drama adaptation of The Phoenix Files. Jarratt was born and grew up in Wongawilli, a small rural town near Wollongong, New South Wales, in the Snowy Mountains area. Jarratt's father was a coal miner, a concreter working on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme. Jarratt comes from a family of Irish Catholic descent. George's son John married Mary Kelly from Ireland. On the genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?, Jarratt confirmed that his great-great-grandfather was Chinese. While in high school, Jarratt directed and acted in a school play, a great success and led to his school principal recommending that he pursue an acting career. Jarratt graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1973, his screen debut was in The Great Macarthy.
He appeared in Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock and Summer City with Mel Gibson. Jarratt had the lead role in the 1979 mini series The Last Outlaw playing Ned Kelly, he played a major supporting role as a young Australian soldier in Vietnam War movie The Odd Angry Shot and We of the Never Never. In the late 1980s, Jarratt recognised he had a problem with related violence, he joined an organisation in which he continues to be active. In the 1990s, Jarratt was a presenter on the lifestyle show Better Homes and Gardens with then-wife Noni Hazlehurst, he had guest roles in Inspector Morse, Police Rescue, Blue Murder, Water Rats and Blue Heelers in the 1990s and 2000s. He joined the cast of McLeod's Daughters in 2001, left the show in 2006. In 2010, Jarratt appeared in a commercial for Husqvarna. In May 2013, Jarratt filmed a guest star role in the third instalment of the ABC telemovie series, Jack Irish: Dead Point. In 2005, Jarratt had a major role in the Australian film Wolf Creek, playing the villain Mick Taylor.
In 2007, he appeared in two films and The Final Winter. Jarratt had a small role in the 2008 film, Australia, as a soldier. In 2008, Jarratt launched Winnah Films. Winnah's first feature film, Savages Crossing went into principal photography outside Ipswich, Queensland in February. In 2009, he appears as the father of a teenage girl via phone in Telstra's "Next G" commercials. In 2010, Jarratt starred in the ensemble exploitation extravaganza, Bad Behaviour and directed by Joseph Sims. In the same year, Jarratt had a role in the supernatural horror movie Needle, he made a cameo in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained in 2012, appearing as an employee of the Le Quint Dickie Mining Company alongside Tarantino himself, both appearing with Australian accents. In February 2013, Jarratt reprised his role as Mick Taylor, filming the Wolf Creek sequel, Wolf Creek 2, with Matt Hearn producing and Greg McLean directing; the film was released on 20 February 2014In January 2014, a new thriller called StalkHer began filming on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
The film is co-directed with Kaarin Fairfax by Jarratt, who stars in the production. The producer of the film is'OZPIX', a production company owned by Jarratt. Filming was completed in February 2014, screened in the year. On 1 October 2015, Jarratt released The Bastard from the Bush. On 19 October, a six-part television adaptation of Wolf Creek was announced, with Jarratt reprising his role as Mick Taylor, it was commissioned by streaming company Stan and was released on 12 May 2016. Jarratt returned to audio drama work, after working for the ABC in the 1970s to co-star in Benjamin Maio Mackay's adaptation of The Phoenix Files in 2017; the first two instalments were released across 2017 and 2018, but as of August 26 Jarratt is no longer listed as being involved with the project. Jarratt has been married four times. With his first wife, Rosa Miano, he had two children and Ebony, he was married to actress Noni Hazlehurst, with whom he had two more children and William. In 2005 he married Cody Jarrett, whom he met as a producer on Better Homes and Gardens, had a further two boys and Riley.
Cody and John separated in late 2011. He is now remarried to his first wife. Jarratt is now living in Doonan on the Sunshine Coast, after living in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. In August 2007, Jarratt filed a lawsuit against the Seven Network over a story which ran on the current affairs show Today Tonight, he claimed. The story told of Jarratt in a dispute with his tenant and how he had made attempts to intimidate and evict the tenant; the story accused Jarratt of echoing his character Mick Taylor from the film Wolf Creek in his intimidation, described an answering machine message left by him to his tenant saying "I have always been a winner - a winner". A lawyer for Seven told the court that the story had not portrayed Jarratt as a "psychopathic killer"; the case was adjourned until 12 October 2007. Jarratt was charged with historic 1970s rape allegations on 25 August 2018 according to Australian media reports. Jarrat has pleaded not guilty and a five-day trial has been scheduled to begin on 1 July 2019.
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