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My name is Jim ker. I am new to the Internet. I am writing an essay about the History of Aborigines in the 7th grade textbooks between. Au Stralia and Taiwan.
I was wondering if you could send me some of your teaching material and background information, such as
Thanks in advance.
Dear Simon Pockley
it is already quiet a long time ago that I found your text "Lest We Forget" on the Internet. As a curaotor and archivist collecting modern social movements for the last 25 years, I of course noted the evaporation of digital information. In 1994 I formulated a project for the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam to try to keep at least some materials that are relevant for the study of modern social movements. After years of waiting this resulted in a funded project 'Occasio, digital sociali history archive' which is mainly working on newsgroups (for instance APC/Association of Progressive Communication) material. It is clear that websites are even more endangeroud and that the dynamics of this medium are such that traditional librarry approaches will not work anymore. I recentl wrote an article delaing with this in which I quoted your article. This article has been published in the Nettime book (a list of net and media criticism)... This version is not yet illustrated, but I like to send you the link already in this stage..
Imaginary Museum Projects (IMP), Amsterdam
For background ideas of IMP see: http://valley.interact.nl/AV/ORG/INTERACT/94-95/1/vol/Page15.html
For some recent articles see: http://www.iisg.nl/~tvt
I would be inetrested to hear if you still work in this field... maybe you will tell me..
Thank you for your very nice article of that time
Tjebbe van Tijen (email@example.com)
what can you tell me about ducks flying through IOWA. I hunt around a town called CHARITON. We have seen some numbers of mallards but nothing to brag about. The weather has been warmer then normal. Do you have a flight report for ducks around Cariton,Iowa. If so please email me back. Also a question about feild hunting. We have had some success hunting ducks in fields this year, is there something you can tell me that would increase my odds thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my questions.
JASON WYMORE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am desparately trying to track down information on the history of the aborigines, I have found a plentiful supply of information on the history since the coming of white man to Australia but I really need to find info on what happened before that. I am doing an assignment on the evolution of shelter and technology over the last 10000 years. There doesn't seem to be to much detailed information around that deals with this time frame and aboriginal history before white man. These are the sorts of questions I need to answer:
Any help towards answering these questions (where can I find the information I need?) would be greatly appreciated.I selected the aboriginal people as my preference but am now stuggling to find the necessary information and am running out of time, please help!
Thanking you for your time, John Ratcliffe (email@example.com)
Hi, I was wondering if you could send me some information about Aboriginal Religion. If so, can you include some information about each of the following topics:
If you could send me this information it'd help me very much. Thank you.
P.S. I am going to use this information to write a book with my 10th grade class about religions of the world.
Richard Rotondo (RMRotond@newchurch.edu)
I am making a non commercial site about English Teaching Material - also about Australia - which I like very much and will go back to.
I am a Danish teacher of English and computing.
My site is at:
I would like to use your text from your reply to how to make a bull roarer on my site with proper reference to you (and if you even have more material I would be even more pleased):
If I can use the text on my site - how would you like to be mentioned. I will definitely make a link to "Blinding the Duck " - on one of the pages as well.
Thanks in advance,
Niels Quist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My name is Richard Leigh. I am new to the internet and all its possibilities, but I am now involved with documenter (a kind of internet trade journal for the documentary community) as a sub-editor, photographer & web-linker.
I recently attended "Producing the Interactive Documentary" at AFTRS (June 21) and was inpsired by your work and your discussion on the Sunday morning about "The Flight of Ducks", and multimedia as a new A(CC) reserved ESSIBLE medium, NOT another commercial opportunity. I believe that documentaries are being re-invented as the internet starts to permiate our way of thinking. As a new member of the documenter team, my focus will be to explore these new documentary modes. While the first "edition" has already been completed, I would very much like to interview you for the next one, due for release in three months time. If you are not inclined to be interviewed about your work, I would at least like to talk to you in person at some stage.
Just for your information, I am a Computer Scienist by qualification, but documentary cinematographer by experience. I completed the VCA Film & TV Post Grad course in Documentary production last year and have been involved in several documentary productions throughout this year.
Hope to see you at the launch!
Richard Leigh. (email@example.com)
I am writing on behalf of the Cultural Studies Association of Australia conference organising committee to ask if you would be interested to attend our annual meetings in Adelaide, 4-6 December. Keynote speakers are Ien Ang, Margot Neale and Ros Poignant and our theme is Postcolonialism/Cultural Studies. Could I send you a flier by post?
I have been very interested in your website for some time and regularly suggest that my students explore it. It is often discussed in seminars, both at the University of Adelaide and at the University of South Australia in their courses on new medias and cyberculture. Recently I have been comparing FOD with an installation at the Museum of SA, documenting an expedition such as you archive, and with a CDROM made by the community at Cockatoo Creek. This year an Honours student will be engaging with your work in relation to chorography and discussing it into her thesis, and a postgraduate in this department is currently preparing a paper focussed on your work: this is just to say that I know there would be a ready-made audience for anything you might like to discuss concerning FOD. In addition, we have a paper offered by Wanning Sun on chinese diasporas and website identities/histories, and I am about to write something for the Electronic Writing Research Ensemble project on aboriginal websites, contact zone, etc. in the context of tertiary education practices (obviously your work will be referred to there). I have been reading John Hobson's essays about aboriginal participation in webcommunities, and am about to invite him to offer an abstract to the conference too. I hope this hasn't put you off, but I think it would be exciting to have a cluster of papers focussed on new technologies and I would very much like you to participate.
I should also confess to being a judge on the Multimedia awards last year: it was then that I encountered your project. If you would like to offer a paper on some other project I'd be happy to consider it.
Very best wishes, Heather (firstname.lastname@example.org)
this is tim burns checking in ...I have finally read the blinding and bits of the flight ...its taken me ages to get to it ....teaching media studies in perth WA and its taken me 6 months to settle in ....raised the work for discussion at ethnography course here ....have just finished a draft of the STOLEN FILM but have no intention of actually making it in film but may be it can run as aweb piece ....your an inspiration on all fronts will email you script a bit later to see what you think ..regards
Tim Burns (email@example.com)
desperately in need of information of lewis harold bell lassiter i can only find one paragraph are you able to help. p.s this is for a school project
Scott Ferris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> As far as I can discover there was no link to any of your work in `The Flight Ducks'
You are correct. I had the name wrong. I believe that the document that I read was actually a restricted copy.
Odd that you should mention murders at the Granites. We have just had relatives of a chap who was murdered by Aboriginals in 1911. Many reasons have been handed on as to why they killed him, some unsavoury. His grave is very close to the Granite Outcrop which is about 3 km from our camp. His relatives placed a plaque over the most likely location of his grave according to a map dated 1911. Our surveyors actually pinpointed the site for them.
I understand that a radio operator also killed a chap at an early mining venture, but nothing ever came of this. It must have been a frightful mining environment, what with the heat, flies, no airconditioning and poor supplies along with water which no one would drink these days.
We have it pretty easy, but our camp is now obsolete on modern standards. A new camp with self-contained units is to be built 30km away.
Regards Michael Hand (email@example.com)
As far as I can discover there was no link to any of your work in `The Flight of Ducks'. I'm not sure how you have found a link (probably through a search engine) but there are a number of third parties who have captured this on-line documentary and may have created a link in the process.
The Granites are referred to in my father's 1933 Journal at:
I've never been quite sure of the spelling of the 1933 managers name `Braynall' is this something you could check for me?
Do you know anything about the Granites murders referred to in [FOD0502.html]?
As an outcome of all this I have now created a link from [FOD0494.html] to your [granites.html]. Is this OK with you?
The paper you may have seen was called `Blinding the Duck'. It deals with some of the issues regarding Aboriginal representation and the political censorship of `The Flight of Ducks' [http://www.duckdigital.net/FOD/FOD0781.html].
You must know this area and its people very well.
Regards Simon Pockley
Many thanks for these images. I have captured them and am now processing them for use on-line.
I would like to present them in much the same way as the others
As soon as I have something to show I'll let you know.
Regards Simon Pockley
I also sent this to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org you might know him pardon this intrusion but I thought you might be interested in a few old photos my father took during the war (WWII) - his name was Keith Street I did a search on the net to find you and I thought you might be interested in a series of B&W photos he took while working on the Ghan as a member of HM Forces. If you want to use them - no charge - just give my Dad - Keith Street some credit for taking them:
He has about a dozen plus a lot of Quorn - he has a copy of A Salute to Quorn by Maureen McColl and has a picture of him in it (page 100).
I can scan them and email if you are interested.
PS I pinched his album - he only lives 2 doors away