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Clarice Beckett Painter, 1887-1935

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2021 Clarice Beckett Australian Painter, 1887-1935 rediscovered in 1971 Introduction We are house-sitting in McLaren Vale in South Australia for three-and-a-half weeks. I have covered house-sitting before in Germany and England in earlier articles. House-sitting is a great alternative to tourism because it takes you to wonderful places that you probably wouldn’t go …

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Life Fragments

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 January 2021 Life Fragments I A work by Tony Stewart in September 2002. Introduction One of the pluses and minuses of making photomedia artworks on the computer — as well as not enough time in the fresh air — is that it is possible to make very large works that will sit in cyberspace …

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The Coal Curse Judith Brett

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 November 2020 The Coal Curse Judith Brett, June 2020 Judith Brett The Coal Curse: Resources, climate & Australia’s future, Quarterly Essay 78, 2020. The Coal Curse is the following Quarterly Essay to Cry Me a River by Margaret Simons which I used to give a 2020 update to my essay on the Murray-Darling Catastrophe. …

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Pandemic Art Update

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 September 2020 Pandemic Art Update 2020 — work in progress Preamble I don’t know how many artists consider the process of their art and their art practice and how many never reflect upon it. When I was involved in science (biology), I was very interested in the process of how science works. Indeed, I …

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Murray-Darling Basin Update 2020

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  3 August 2020 Murray-Darling Basin Update 2020: Cry Me a River by Margaret Simons Introduction Since I wrote my article The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe, which has attracted attention and good feedback, the problems with the Murray-Darling have become even more prominent. The issue has risen in the public consciousness because of prosecutions of cotton growers …

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White Island, New Zealand

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Featured Image: The Main Vent Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2020 White Island Volcanoes and Other Dangers I’ve seen and climbed on a number of volcanoes around the world including Mount Bromo in Java, Mount Agung and Mount Batur in Bali; Mount Vesuvius, with Pompei and Heraculaneum; Mount Etna and Volcano in Sicily; Mount Fuji in Japan and …

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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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Understanding the Banking Royal Commission, Australia

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 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 April 2019 Understanding the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, February 2019. Understanding Corporate Misconduct in General 1 Background 1.1 General Relevance When I was in New Zealand recently, which also has Australia’s banks, no one seemed interested nor had they watched the Royal Commission proceedings on TV …

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Postcard from Tupare Garden New Zealand

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Featured Image: Mount Taranaki, New Plymouth  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 March 2019 Postcard from Tupare House & Garden, New Plymouth, New Zealand New Plymouth has two major public gardens, several good private ones and excellent public parks. Of the two public gardens we only went to Tūpare. We were here in mid-January 2019. Pukeiti larger and renowned for …

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Postcard from Tongariro Crossing New Zealand

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Featured Image: Ruapehu over the heathland    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 February 2019 Postcard from Tongariro Alpine Crossing: one of the world’s best one-day walks The Tongariro National Park In the centre of the North Island of New Zealand is the magnificent Tongariro National Park, which is New Zealand’s oldest National Park set-up in 1894. Tongariro National Park …

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Case Study of Q Research

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Case Study of Q Research, a Marketing Research Company    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  3 August 2018 Q Research: Portrait of a small Strategic Marketing Research Company Preamble This is a portrait of a small business I started and ran for eight years from 1988 to 1995. It was a small strategic marketing research company that offered something quite …

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Postcard from Lake Tabourie, Australia

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Featured image: Crampton Island at Twilight    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  16 January 2018 (Other Postcards are from: Boudhanath Stupa, Dubai, Vienna, Rock of Cashel.) A postcard from coastal Lake Tabourie, NSW, southeastern Australia We spent five days at New Year at Lake Tabourie with Judy, Neil and other friends. It was a wonderful time with good food, wine and friendship in …

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The Humble Percent & Food Labels

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  24 November 2017 The Humble Percentage and Food Labels Introduction Percent or (percentage) used to be spelled per cent (and sometimes still is). It comes from the latin per centum meaning by the hundred. What percent means is changing any list of numbers that add up to an irregular total into a modified list that …

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Moral Ambiguities 2011: A Major Solo Exhibition

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 June 2017 Moral Ambiguities, A Major Solo Exhibition Moral Ambiguities Tony Stewart Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra, 27 October — 13 November, 2011 Introduction Moral Ambiguities in 2011 was a major exhibition because it was a compilation of artworks that had been tentatively shown elsewhere in smaller size. It was the …

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1984: The way we were

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  14 December 2016 1984: The way we were and the way we are now It is 1984. I am just shy of 19, Reagan is about to be re-elected in the US, Thatcher is administering the UK, and our new prime minister, Bob Hawke, along with his treasurer, Paul Keating, is planning his own quiet …