Walkabout was an Australian illustrated magazine published from 1934 to 1974 combining cultural and scientific content with travel literature. A travel magazine, in its forty-year run it featured a popular mix of articles by travellers, residents, naturalists and novelists, illustrated by Australian photojournalists, its title derived from the supposed ‘racial characteristic of the Australian aboriginal, always on the move". Ostensibly and a travel and geographic magazine published by the Australian National Travel Association, Walkabout: Australia and the South Seas was named by ANTA director Charles Holmes. In its first issue of 1 Nov 1934, the editorial, signed by Charles Lloyd Jones, chair of the board of David Jones and acting chairman of the Australian National Travel Association, proclaimed its aim to educate its readers, it was assertively Australian in its ethos but took cues from other popular magazines of the period, such as the United States' National Geographic Magazine, LIFE. From August 1946, Walkabout doubled as the official journal of the newly formed Australian Geographical Society, founded with a ₤5,000 grant from ANTA, its banner subscript reading'Journal of the Australian Geographical Society'.
This role is now filled by Australian Geographic magazine. It became ‘Australia's Way of Life Magazine’ when supported by the Australian National Publicity Association and the Australian Tourist Commission. Charles Holmes was Walkabout’s founding managing editor, retiring in August 1957. From June 1936 he was paid £250 p.a. and C. S. Weetman was appointed associate editor at £100, with their allowances coming from the magazine's income and being conditional on its profitability. Basil Atkinson was editor until January 1960. In the following financial year subscribers to Walkabout came from 91 different countries. Under a new banner'Australia's Way of Life Magazine', modern dynamic layouts in a larger format and more lively captioning saw a brief peak in circulation to 50,000 in 1967 in response to more liberal human-interest and cultural content. McArdle consciously emulated the French Réalités. In the 1960s the magazine spawned a number of book-length illustrated anthologies. After McArdle's illness and death, John Ross took on the editorship in December 1969 with various others filling the role, the magazine format was reduced to 20 x 27.5 cm until it ceased publication in 1974.
Writers included some of Australia's most significant authors, novelists and commentators: Western Australian writer Henrietta Drake-Brockman originated the ‘Our Authors’ Page’, a full-page feature on a leading writer, given a leading position in each issue opposite the table of contents between 1950 and 1953. A book review column ran continuously from 1953—1971 under the byline ‘Scrutarius’, totalling 200 columns and which reviewed four books per issue; the magazine thus provided a showcase of diverse Australian literature to a mostly'middlebrow' audience, otherwise ill-served by other periodicals and newspapers. ANTA recognised that the magazine it intended to publish would only be successful if it were well illustrated, its 16th board meeting, held in Sydney in May 1934, passed a motion to employ a staff photographer for the purposes of improving "the quality of'arresting pictures' that were being forwarded to overseas papers and magazines". Roy Dunstan, a Victorian Railways employee, known to the first editor Holmes, since both worked for the railways, was appointed on a salary of £9 per week with all expenses paid, increased to £10 per week from 1 September 1938.
Walkabout became an outlet for, promoter of, Australian photojournalism. Stories were liberally illustrated each with up to fifteen quarter-, half- and full-page photographs in black and white, from the 1960s, sepia and colour photographs.. The original photography segment was called "Our Cameraman's Walkabout", "Australia and the South Pacific in Pictures", "Australia in Pictures", "Camera Supplement" and after 1961, "Australian Scene", it began with as many as 23 photographs spread over 6-8 pages, but dropped to 6-10 photographs in the 1960s. The segment was devoted to a single topic and in the 1960s to single-topic double-page spreads. Significant Australian photographers included in its pages were. Otherwise, the first edition includes no articles on Aborigines but in accounting for the magazine’s name, it connected the magazine with an Aboriginal heritage: The tit
Walkabout is a novel written by James Vance Marshall, first published in 1959 as The Children. It is about two children who get lost in the Australian Outback and are helped by an Aborigine on his walkabout. A film based on the book, with the same title deviated from the original plot. Two American siblings and Mary, are stranded by a gully in the Australian outback following a plane crash. Peter says; the next day, they keep walking and searching for food but their efforts are in vain. An Aborigine appears and startles them due to his nudity. Hoping to make him leave, Mary glares at him; this proves ineffective. Hoping to find out about the strangers, he inspects both of them but finds nothing of interest, so he leaves. Peter and Mary, shocked at losing their only hope for survival, follow him. Peter attempts to communicate with him through gestures of eating and drinking and the Aborigine comprehends their situation, he indicates. He arrives at a waterhole; the Aborigine prepares food for the hungry children.
After this, he begins to lead the children to the next waterhole. The Aborigine misinterprets Mary's look of disgust at his nakedness as her having seen the spirit of death, falls into a mental euthanasia; when the trio arrived at the next waterhole, the symptoms of the flu Peter has unwittingly passed on to him start to show in the Aborigine. He begins to worry and decides he must tell the children he needs a burial platform to keep bad spirits from his body and to keep the snakes from "molesting his body" after his death. Peter is gathering firewood so to avoid interrupting a man at work, the Aborigine seeks Mary, bathing; the Aborigine doesn't see a bath as something private. He becomes depressed, believing that he will not have his burial platform. Mary goes to Peter and tells him to leave with her but Peter is concerned about the Aborigine so Mary is forced to stay. Peter tells her that the Aborigine is sick. Soon, Mary goes to investigate, she acknowledges that he is dying and forgives him.
She lays his head in her lap and he touches her hair. Mary realizes that they are not so different, despite his language, he dies in the night. They bury him and leave for the food and water-filled valley Peter was told about by the Aborigine before he died, they stop at a pool where they observe platypus and leave. In a valley rich in water and wildlife, they survive for many days with the skills learned from the Aborigine, they discover some wet clay which they use to draw pictures: Peter draws nature while Mary draws stylish women and her dream house. The children see smoke and see Aboriginal swimmers. One of the swimmers, a man, sees the drawings, his son owns pet dog, which serves as a link between the boy and Peter. The father realizes Mary and Peter seek civilization. In a wide variety of gestures and drawings, he tells the children that there is a house like that across the hills and demonstrates how to reach there; the overjoyed children begin their trek back to civilization. It is by far Vance's most popular work, due in large part to the success of the related film.
Reviewers have praised Walkabout for its detailed and accurate descriptions of the Australian environment. Summary and Teacher's notes
Gargoyles (TV series)
Gargoyles is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television and distributed by Buena Vista Television, aired from October 24, 1994, to February 15, 1997. The series features a species of nocturnal creatures known as gargoyles that turn to stone during the day. After spending a thousand years in an enchanted petrified state, the gargoyles are reawakened in modern-day New York City, take on roles as the city's secret night-time protectors. Gargoyles was noted for its dark tone, complex story arcs, melodrama; the series received favorable comparisons to Batman: The Animated Series. A video game adaptation and a spin-off comic series were released in 1995; the show's storyline continued from 2006 to 2009 in a comic book series of the same title, produced by Slave Labor Graphics. The series features a species of nocturnal creatures known as gargoyles that turn to stone during the day, focusing on a clan led by Goliath. In the year 994, the clan lives in a castle in Scotland.
Most are betrayed and killed by humans and the remainder are magically cursed to sleep—i.e. Be frozen in stone form—until the castle "rises above the clouds." A millennium in 1994, billionaire David Xanatos purchases the gargoyles' castle and has it reconstructed atop his New York skyscraper, the Eyrie Building, thus awakening Goliath and the remainder of his clan. While trying to adjust to their new world, they are aided by a sympathetic female police officer, Elisa Maza, come into conflict with the plotting Xanatos. In addition to dealing with the gargoyles' attempts to adjust to modern New York City, the series incorporated various supernatural threats to their safety and to the world at large. A total of 78 half-hour episodes were produced; the first two seasons aired in the Disney Afternoon programming block. The first season consisted including a five-part opening story; this season's episodes were entirely written by Michael Reaves and Brynne Chandler Reaves. The second season featured 52 episodes, a long mid-season story arc dubbed by fans as "The Gargoyles World Tour" in which the main characters travel the world, encountering other Gargoyles and confronting various mystical and science-fictional dangers.
The writing staff was expanded for season two. The controversial third and final season aired during Saturday mornings on ABC as Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles. Behind the scenes, the animation producers and writers had completely changed from seasons one and two, while on-screen, the Gargoyles relationship to the world changed considerably; the voice cast featured several actors who are alumni of the Star Trek franchise, including Marina Sirtis and Jonathan Frakes, who were featured as principal cast members. Other Star Trek actors had recurring roles on Gargoyles, including Michael Dorn, Kate Mulgrew, Nichelle Nichols, Brent Spiner; the series bears no creator credit, though there were several people who are responsible for the show's format. Michael Reaves, who wrote the first six episodes and was the primary writer/story editor of the show's first two seasons has described himself in respect to Gargoyles as "in on the ground floor creating something iconic". On his blog, Greg Weisman describes himself as "one of the creators" of Gargoyles.
Weisman, a former English teacher, was working as a Disney executive when early versions of Gargoyles were pitched by himself and others as a fast-paced light comedy. The show was developed by the writing staff into something much more complex and dark; the series' first season was entirely written by husband-and-wife team of Michael Reaves and Brynne Chandler Reaves, who wrote 12 of the 13 episodes. Weisman joined the series as a co-producer with episode 6, did not have any writing credits on the show until the third season; the second season consisted of 52 episodes, featured a much larger writing staff, including Reaves, Chandler Reaves and Perry, as well as newcomers Lydia Marano, Cary Bates, Gary Sperling, Adam Gilad, Diane Duane and Peter Morwood, amongst others. For this season, story editing duties were handled on a rotating basis by Reaves, Chandler Reaves and Sperling. For the third season, most of the writing staff was new to the show, although returning writers included Marano and Bates.
Weisman wrote his only writing credit on the series. Many Shakespearean characters and stories found their way into the show's storylines those from Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream; the series was influenced by medieval Scottish history, as well as television shows ranging from Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears to Hill Street Blues. The latter in particular inspired the ensemble format of the series and the 30-second "Previously, on Gargoyles..." recap found at the beginning of episodes. The former was an influence on the original comedy development of the show, subsequently made darker and more serious by first season writers Reaves, Chandler Reaves and Perry. New York artist Joe Tomasini brought a suit
Wanderlust is a strong desire to wander or travel and explore the world. The first documented use of the term in English occurred in 1902 as a reflection of what was seen as a characteristically German predilection for wandering that may be traced back to German Romanticism and the German system of apprenticeship, as well as the adolescent custom of the'Wanderbird' seeking unity with Nature; the term originates from the German words Lust. The term wandern misused as a false friend, does not in fact mean "to wander", but "to hike." Placing the two words together, translated: "enjoyment of hiking", although it is described as an enjoyment of strolling, roaming about or wandering. In modern German, the use of the word Wanderlust to mean "desire to travel" is less common, having been replaced by Fernweh, coined as an antonym to Heimweh. Robert E. Park in the early twentieth century saw wanderlust as in opposition to the values of status and organisation, while postmodernism would by contrast see it as playfully empowering.
Among tourists, sociologists distinguish sunlust from wanderlust as motivating forces – the former seeking relaxation, the latter engagement with different cultural experiences. Wanderlust may reflect an intense urge for self-development by experiencing the unknown, confronting unforeseen challenges, getting to know unfamiliar cultures, ways of life and behaviours or may be driven by the desire to escape and leave behind depressive feelings of guilt, has been linked to bipolar disorder in the periodicity of the attacks. In adolescence, dissatisfaction with the restrictions of home and locality may fuel the desire to travel. Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking Wolfgang Schivelbusch, The Railway Journey S. D. Ezrahi, Booking Passage
Augustines were an American indie rock band based in Brooklyn, New York consisting of guitarist William McCarthy, multi-instrumentalist Eric Sanderson and drummer Rob Allen. Augustines were known for heavy interaction with the audience. Numerous shows saw. Following the break-up of their former band Pela, McCarthy and Sanderson decided to continue producing the songs that were supposed to comprise Pela's second studio album; the album, titled Rise Ye Sunken Ships, was released digitally on June 6, 2011. In September 2016 they announced that their fall tour was to be their last, following the break up of the band; the band derived its name from the month of August. Both McCarthy and Sanderson were born in August, as was James. James' story is one of the major influences behind their first album. Pela dissolved quickly in August 2009; the new band was named Augustines. Since there were other bands with the same name, they changed. In August 2013, the band announced via YouTube. Material for Augustines' debut album originated when, with Pela, McCarthy wrote dozens of songs and Sanderson contributed many demos of his own.
The band had close to 40 songs to pick from. Though the album was nearly complete, they were unhappy with the results and wanted to re-record the material. "We had to do it twice because it just wasn’t strong," Sanderson said. Throughout the recording process, the band fought with its record label, its manager and amongst themselves. Soon after, McCarthy learned. With all the issues surrounding the band, "Pela was unable to survive the storm," Sanderson said. After deciding to part ways with the other two members of Pela, McCarthy and Sanderson decided to finish the album. Having been through a terrible experience with the music labels and industry, "We knew that we wanted to proceed independently, but taking that on was a whole other challenge." With support from the indie music community John Richards of KEXP, they were able to finish the record. The album was produced by David Newfeld, best known for his work with Broken Social Scene, their first performance of the new material, still under the original name Augustines, was for Richards and KEXP at the Cutting Room Studios on October 18, 2010.
They released Rise Ye Sunken Ships independently on June 2011 as a digital-only copy on iTunes. Prior to the release of their first album, the band announced that Rob Allen had joined the band as the full-time drummer. Rise Ye Sunken Ships was released in CD format in North America and New Zealand on August 23, 2011; the album was released worldwide on March 5, 2012. The band began a UK tour in support of the album in October 2011; the album has been received positively by critics with The Sun and Music Fix naming the first single released in the UK, "Book of James", their single of the week. The album covers a lot of difficult subjects, the most prominent of these subjects are the untimely deaths of McCarthy's mother and brother. Rob Allen, the band's drummer, states that while there is a heavy focus on the painful subjects throughout the album the band has a deep sense of positivity and hope. "The songs are about topics. They have a lot of meaning to us Bill and that won't change, but, if anything, we are living proof that things can get better, opportunities can come your way and, worth celebrating!
We are jovial, energetic people who want to enjoy life and I think that's what you see when we perform." The band traveled extensively in the British Isles and Europe in support of the album, performing at festivals such as Pukkelpop, Reading & Leeds and large venues such as Shepherd's Bush. In 2014, the band toured the U. S. supporting Frightened Rabbit. In June 2011, the music video for "Chapel Song" won the title of best music video at the Los Angeles Art-House film festival. In March 2012 the band recorded a session at Abbey Road Studios The band released the video for the third single to be taken from Rise Ye Sunken Ships, "Juarez", on April 11, 2012. In late 2013, the band spent several weeks in the studio of producer Peter Katis working on their self-titled second album, Augustines. Upon completion of the album the band embarked on their first headlining U. S. tour, selling out most shows well in advance. Augustines returned to the UK in early April, spent a great deal of the summer doing European festivals.
After further US dates in the autumn, they returned to Europe. The band finished the year with a triumphant gig in front of 3000 at the London Roundhouse; this was filmed for use in a documentary about the band called Rise. In August 2015, the band began work on their third album. Augustines released their third album, This Is Your Life on June 10, it was announced on September 6 that their upcoming shows in the year would be their last due to financial constraints. Augustines played their final show on October 2016 at the O2 Academy in Liverpool, they ended from their second album. The entire show was broadcast via Facebook Live. In 2017, McCarthy released Shelter. Produced by Sanderson, the album featured input from Allen, Pela drummer Tomislav Zovich, Augustines regular Yannis Panos. Sanderson released his own solo project in 2017, Audio Journal Vol. 1: Bringing the Past to Light. McCarthy is planning to release his second s
Walkabout (The Fixx album)
Walkabout is the fourth studio album by English new wave band The Fixx, released in 1986. The first single, "Secret Separation", spent two weeks atop the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart in July 1986 to become the band's second No. 1 single on this chart. All songs are written by Dan K. Brown, Cy Curnin, Rupert Greenall, Jamie West-Oram, Adam Woods, except when noted. "Secret Separation" - 3:51 "Built for the Future" - 4:07 "Treasure It" - 4:38 "Chase the Fire" - 4:27 "Can't Finish" - 4:09 "Walkabout" - 4:35 "One Look Up" - 4:15 "Read Between the Lines" - 3:59 "Sense the Adventure" - 3:42 "Camphor" - 3:53 Dan K. Brown - bass Cy Curnin - lead vocals, piano Rupert Greenall - keyboard Jamie West-Oram - guitar, backing vocals Adam Woods - drumsAdditional personnelThe TKO Horns: Geoffrey Blythe - tenor saxophone Dick Hanson - trumpet Brian Maurice - alto saxophone Jimmy Paterson - trombone Producer: Rupert Hine Recording and Mixing Engineer: Stephen W Tayler Singles