Pastoral Leases and the Australian Landscape
By Claire Angelica In the 1800s, the British Crown was faced with the problem of governing a surge in squatting in Australia. Squatters were settlers who squatted in what was called the Crown’s “waste lands” (which meant outside the colony boundaries). They would graze cattle and sheep and with the growing wool industry, squatting became…
(Student) Bank Balance Confessions: Going on Exchange, “Living in Deficit”
By Cathy Tan Last week, The Cusp published a spending diary of a 33-year-old Eastern Suburbs woman earning $775 a week. On a Facebook post linking the article, partner site, Junkee, asked: “What does it look like to live week-to-week in Sydney?” Yet, for the writer, living “week-to-week” means soy cappuccinos, throwing Tim Tams…
Strong play by Aussie Women’s Cricket Team, but where’s the fanfare?
The Australian women’s cricket team put on an impressive display in the final Twenty20 match against England with another seven-wicket victory. Sharp in the field and dominant with the bat, the Southern Stars were in the driver’s seat from the get-go. Australia won the toss and began with a blistering bowling attack, spearheaded by an…