Pacific World Scene

Pacific- list of articles in the section Pacific World Scene

  • Nurturing the spirit: Aboriginal artists
    Aboriginal art and music is receiving growing international recognition. To mark the UN Year of the Indigenous People, Eric Beauchemin visits Melville Island, north of the Australian city of Darwin and home to one of the most dynamic centres of …
  • Siren Song – Australian food and wine
    Dheera Sujan checks out a very trendy bush tucker restaurant which serves anything from witchety grubs to camal and crocodile stakes, plus a lot of exotic bush fruit. Of course, Dheera had to sample a lot of the wares. Then she is off to a popular …
  • Siren Song – Phillip Adams on Australian racism
    While in Australia, Dheera Sujan met a popular Aboriginal girl group who seemed to illustrate the success of Australia’s multi-culturalism. Not true, the girls say. Racism is ever present, a view that is shared by one of the country’s …
  • Siren Song: The Australian film industry
    Dheera Sujan examines the growing popularity of Australian films: Priscilla, Strictly Ballroom, Shine, etc., and Australian directors like Fred Shepski, Baz Leurhman, Bruce Bresford, etc. How healthy is the industry itself? Her guests include …
  • Siren Song: Cirque du Soleil & Circus Oz
    Dheera Sujan goes to the circus, not to the sort that has performing animals and smells of sawdust. Instead it is the sort in which people create the wonder and magic. Cirque du Soleil is the hugely successful Canadian-based outfit, with four …
  • Siren Song: Tim Winton
    Dheera Sujan meets Western Australian writer Tim Winton. He was the boy wonder of Australian literature, published novels at an early age and won important literary awards in Oz and is a Booker Prize nominee. He is a frequent visitor to Amsterdam, …
  • Mirror Images: Joan Sutherland
    In this gem from our archives, arts producer Nevil Gray speaks with fellow Australian Dame Joan Sutherland (1926-2010), one of the great opera sopranos of the 20th century. In 1982 Nevil caught up with Dame Sutherland in Amsterdam, where she was …
  • Siren Song: Yuing Sheep Station in Western Australia
    Dheera Sujan visits a 800,000 acre sheep station in the red heart (semi-desert) of Australia and gets a taste of life in the unforgiving bush. How do people live and survive in the bleak winters and burning summers, with the nearest habitation a …
  • Siren Song: Migrant gays in Australia
    Lorenza Bacino meets gays and lesbians from Australia’s ethnic communities and finds out the diffiulcties they faced in their coming out process. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in …
  • Radio National ABC
    Media Network – from Sydney, Australia
    In this programme, Jonathan Marks is joined by Mike Bird. Together they assess the radio scene in Australia, past and present. Presenter: Jonathan Marks Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in …
  • Radio in New Zealand
    Media Network – the South Pacific safari
    Jonathan Marks surveys the New Zealand radio landscape, past and present. With lots of sound and local experts explaining the background.  Producer: Jonathan Marks Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on …
  • Worlds Apart: Australia’s Stolen Generation
    One family, two cultures. Children taken away to be fostered out, or brought up in an orphanage- a parent’s worst nightmare lived in reality. The story of the Collard family– the human face of Australia’s Stolen Generation—members of the …
  • In the Shark’s Domain
    No matter how safe we feel, we’re always at the mercy of a predator. We could be at a beach we’ve known since childhood and suddenly 1000 kilos of shark has mistaken us for lunch. We could live in a sleepy small town and be shot by a man who hears …
  • Sound Fountain/Global Perspective: One More Potato
    A group of international broadcasters exchange documentaries with a common theme. This series examines the way in which global forces are challenging business and industry. One More Potato from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation goes to …
  • A Conversation with Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter
    Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter are well known Australian musicians. Their songs are mainly about the pain of their own personal stories – they were part of the stolen generation of aboriginals – as children; they were taken from their families. They …
  • The Fairbridge Farm School
    After the end of the Second World War, hundreds of Dutch children and adults who had been prisoners of the Japanese in the East Indies were sent to the Fairbridge Farm School in Pinjarra Australia to recuperate and start a new life. In this edition …