Rationale for the book
The book will focus on Australia Day and how that day affects the people in Australia as well as the international people who live in Australia. Also it will discuss the importance of the day, how people celebrate it where they celebrate it mainly in Sydney. It will illustrate with some historical pictures of the day and the locations. This book will be designed to attract the readers for Australia Day and it will make us feel like to be there.
Reader will experience the life in Sydney; culturally and nationally. Nationalism will be the main audience for the book. This book also will have links to the websites to see the celebrations on Australia Day especially in Sydney. I believe that the book will interest to international people in Sydney, mostly students who love living in Sydney.
Title of chapter
The meaning of the Australia Day: A post-modern, traditional and modern look into celebrations on Darling Harbor (Main location for Sydney’s celebrations)
Main argument of the chapter
The choice of Darling Harbor in Sydney is main location, installation for the celebrations on Australia Day. On that time place reflects the feelings of nationalism through modernism, traditionalism and post modernism.
The site is Darling Harbor presented as main celebration place for Australia Day. This sight is place of celebrations and exhibitions as well as nationalism.
Darling Harbor, modernism, post modernism, nationalism – traditons..
I understand that modernity usually refers to post-medieval, post – traditional historical time period. I will focus on the modern idea of the importance of the celebrations for people. And I will also focus nationalism, as a values of modernity.
I understand that post modernity is reaction and extension of modernity. Post modernity trying to have different culture than the others. Basically it doesn’t like sameness having differences also can be described as post modernity. I will relate post modernism as a foundation to explore our present-day thinking of what Australia day means to us as a multi-cultural society.
Nationalism for me is a political ideology that involves a powerful identification of group folks with a nation. And I will relate nationalism as how much Australian people care about Australia day and how important for the to celebrate this day from a national perspective.
The preservation of Darling Harbor is a symbol of Australia Day’s celebrations made by Sydney society. I will use this site and the subject of nationalism as root to explore traditional celebration styles. I will link the idea of Australian Day’s celebration – Impact of this day. I will talk about importance of the day. Furthermore I will talk try to talk about why Darling Harbor is main location for fireworks and celebrations.
Secondly How Australia Day affects life in Australia? Examining through traditional, modern and postmodern perspectives on Australia Day and relating them to nationalism.
Looking through Darling Harbor’s history we have so many materials to use for this book here is the some part of history I will be editing and using it in my book.
“Darling Harbor is named after Lieutenant-General Ralph Darling who was Governor of New South Wales from 1825 to 1831. It was originally part of the commercial port of Sydney, including the Darling Harbor Railway Goods Yard. During the Great Depression, the eastern part of Darling Harbor (Barangaroo) became known as The Hungry Mile, a reference to the waterside workers searching for jobs along the wharves.
Much of the land had been the site of the NSW Railways central marshalling yards and freight consolidation centre. The Enquiry into the NSW transport industry, including rail/road competition, (1978–80) under Commissioner Gavan McDonell, found that this centre was inefficient, should be moved, and the land used for other public purposes. These recommendations were acted upon and by the mid-to-late 1980s, when the area had become largely derelict it was redeveloped as a pedestrian and tourist precinct as an initiative of then New South Wales Minister for Public Works, Laurie Brereton. The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour were a venue of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games and a key meeting venue of APEC Australia 2007.
East Darling Harbour is part of a massive urban renewal development. Plans for the 18-hectare site include half business and residential developments, while the other half to be reserved for open public space. The state government of NSW declared plans for “Globe Street”, a street designed to become Australia’s and Asia Pacific’s centre for corporate trade (styled on New York’s “Wall Street” district). The urban renewal development is not expected to be completed until 2020. East Darling Harbour will be known as Barangaroo.”
Annotated reference list
Hobsbawm, E 1993, Introduction: inventing traditions’ in E. Hobsbawm and T. Ranger (eds), The invention of tradition
White, R. 1997, ‘Inventing Australia Revisited’ in W. Hudson & G. Bolton, Creating Australia: Changing Australian History
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