Shaping History

Israel-Lighthorse-&-Evian-002Acrylic on canvas

Gift to Solly Kaplinski, English Desk, International Relations and Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Israel 5 January 2004Limited edition lino (oil) prints may be available on the same theme

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In the painting, the Israeli and Australian flags are shown to demonstrate the special relationship between Australia and Israel based on the ANZAC victory at Be’er-Sheva (Beersheba) on 31 October 1917. Continue reading “Shaping History”

William Cooper Handover YouTube Clips

As part of the book launch of my book on William Cooper, this is the youtube of the handover by William Cooper’s grandson, Uncle Boydie, of a replica of the letter of protest re Kristallnacht that William and the Australian Aborigines League tried to hand over exactly 74 years before, on 6 Dec 1938. I contacted the German Consulate in Melbourne in early October to initiate this event and Michael Pearce, the Hon German Consul for Melbourne told me he would be happy to receive it this time but had to get permission from the German Embassy in Canberra. He rang me back the same day to say he had permission. I then introduced Uncle Boydie and Abe Schwarz, our Jewish friend in Melbourne to Michael Pearce and the four of us worked on it by telephone hookups and emails. David Jack made an authentic looking and sounding replica based on the “Argus” newspaper report of Dec 7, 1938 and the format of Cooper’s petition to the King of England.

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William Cooper, Gentle Warrior

Captivating and filled with insights, this work is a literary beacon of light that dispels the darkness of racial and social discrimination.

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