Category: Tharunka 70

  • What Ever Happened to Tharunka?

    What Ever Happened to Tharunka?

    On a stroll through campus, I passed by a stand holding copies of Tharunka. They were sitting there modestly, half taken. A spiderweb had literally formed across them. No more are the days where copies of Tharunka are flying off the racks, causing a stir with university administrators and students. The docility of today’s Tharunka…

  • In Conversation With Graeme Dunstan

    In Conversation With Graeme Dunstan

    When many think of the prominent figures in Tharunka’s history, few mention the name Graeme Dunstan. But his editorship stands amongst the best in Tharunka’s history. It was part of the turning point towards a burgeoning radicalism. First Contact I first began emailing Graeme on a whim. I’d seen his name crop up here and…

  • Fucked By God’s Steel Prick: In Conversation With Wendy Bacon

    Fucked By God’s Steel Prick: In Conversation With Wendy Bacon

    When she first arrived on campus she was lost. On the day of our interview, a frantic phone call with Wendy Bacon dictated our first impressions of one another. We had arranged to meet around the Main Library lawn. A naive decision of mine, believing that she would recognise the landmark library opened by Robert…

  • John Niland’s Wasteland

    John Niland’s Wasteland

    Some say that John Niland was born under a tree at UNSW. His life has, in one way or another, always revolved around the university. When he was the young student who helped mastermind Foundation Day in 1961, nobody knew how much of a lasting impact he would have had decades later as Vice-Chancellor. Niland’s…

  • On Richard Neville: Unravelling Tharunka’s Larrikin

    On Richard Neville: Unravelling Tharunka’s Larrikin

    For all the words written about the life of Richard Neville I cannot scroll past a black and white image of him in his youth. With a face framed by jet black bangs, Neville has one hand casually perched in his jean pocket, wearing a jacket whose collar is lined with various-sized buttons. What is…

  • Digital Dreams

    Digital Dreams

    Democratising Journalism in the Age of Immediacy  Digitalisation anticipates the transition from analogue forms of media to digital platforms. In media and journalism, this process is most commonly realised through online iterations of print media; websites that serve as both an extension of its printed issues, and a place for exclusive online material. Although seldom…