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The Search Conference Fred Emery

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Featured Image: Merrelyn Emery Ed. Searching: for new directions, in new ways for new times, Centre for Continuing Education, Australian National University 1976. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 August 2022 Several things coming together at once prompted me to think about Fred Emery’s ideas and my involvement in them from 1979 to the end of the 1990s. First was …

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The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe

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Featured Image: WC Piguenit Flood in the Darling 1890, Oil on Canvas, 1895, 123 x 199 cm  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 November 2019 The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe Don’t sugarcoat it like that, Kid. Tell her straight. (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, 1969) It is long past time for sugarcoating. We should be sick of the obfuscation and …

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What Travel Costs 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Featured photo: Meat Stall, Muang Mai Markets    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  27 April 2016 I started my series of travel writing with a bee in my bonnet about what things cost. In once sense it is a nice snapshot in time of how much the type of long leisurely travel we tended to do did cost. It made me learn …

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The Colour of India

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Featured image Lambadi Woman, Gramya 2005 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 23 March 2016 The Colour of India Introduction Having just visited India in February/March 2016. I’m inspired again by the wonders of India, even though the NGOs I’m aware of despair at the the excesses of the current central government. In mid-2010 the South Coast Pastel Society (New South Wales, …

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Rukmini Rao Woman of the Year 2014

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  22 June 2015    Rukmini Rao has been my friend for a very long time. I have been travelling to India on and off for many years. Since 2004 I have worked with Rukmini and Gramya for up to two months each year as a volunteer.

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In praise of Indian mangoes

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Featured photo: Movie poster at Jubilee Hills Check Post, Hyderabad    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, December 2011    They gave me a mango at breakfast in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, in the boutique hotel where I was staying. The mango was beautifully presented in Thai style: two halves on the plate with the seed removed. The halves were cut …