Category: SOCIETY

Multiculturalism is but a vehicle to becoming an Australian

Peter Adamis 22 February 2017 As a New Australian, born in a country whose history is as old as the mythological Olympian Gods can call Australia home; why is it so difficult for others to embrace Australian values and abide by its laws and intuitions?  Is it because I arrived on the shores of West Australia…

A Pyramid of beer glasses

Peter Adamis Abalinx 4 February 2017 Everybody likes a beer and I am no different. Mind you although I would drink when I was younger, life somehow was able to demonstrate to me that too much cannot always be a good thing no matter how seductive it may have been. Some years ago when I…

What happened to the New Australians

 Peter Adamis Abalinx 24 January 2017 As we approach 2017 Australia Day I wonder what ever happened to the New Australians of the Fifties and Sixties.   Why did we lose that tag, when did it happen and why was it necessary to change the label as such? If the Kangaroo and the Emu can be…

IS CITIZENSHIP THE THREAD THAT BINDS AUSTRALIANS

Peter Adamis Abalinx 21 January 2017 As I write this, I am somewhat perturbed by the villainy of hysterical outbursts of key board warriors who peddle hate by demonizing something or someone alien to their environment. Great Britain in the Seventieth and Eighteenth Century were sending their recalcitrant members of society to the far flung…

The Watsonia Victorian Garden Jungle

Peter Adamis 15 January 2017 As a young man, patrolling the jungles of the Atherton Tablelands, the High Plains, the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Malaya, Townsville, Tully, Rainbow Beach, Mareeba and Shoal Water Bay in Far North Queensland, one could not but fall in love with the jungle. I for one became infatuated with the…

The 1970 Westgate Bridge Disaster

Westgate Bridge – The author serviced lift on the right during 1970. Peter Adamis Abalinx 13 January 2017  I was a young 20 year apprentice electrician for a firm called J PARK Electrics, operating out of Brighton. I remember well the days when John Baker (Foreman) and I would visit the bridge to undertake maintenance…

A Second Chance

Peter Adamis   Abalinx 12 January 2017 Today of all days is an anniversary that will forever remain embed in my psyche and for me I will celebrating it a day of renewal. This day some twelve months ago, I was given the last of the deadly chemical cocktails followed immediately by my own stems cells…

Being an Australian is not an easy journey

Peter Adamis Abalinx 12 January 2017 Recently two minor incidents made me realise how vulnerable I am still at this age.  That despite my pride in my past and my passion for two distant and dissimilar cultures, I could not but feel residual anger followed by a sense of hopelessness at being misrepresented and misunderstood.…

Death and Grief are like the Ocean

Peter Adamis Abalinx   25 December 2016 They say that grief has many configurations and that coming to terms with that grief is part of the healing process.  Having said that does not help me or others to process the loss of a friend, loved one or someone we knew intimately.  Even though someone we knew…

A message the day before Christmas

Peter Adamis Abalinx 24 December 2016 In the Christian world many look forward to the festive season to be with loved ones, family, friends, cobber digger mates. It is a times when all hostilities are put to one side and enjoy the time with precious friends. A copy of the article may be downloaded by…