The Weekly Blog
MICHAEL UNIACKE recalls the time when the victory song of the Australian Rules football team, Collingwood, collided with Australian Sign Language. AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL, known as AFL, is a brutal high-speed collision game. In each team, 18 over-muscled young men use their bodies as weapons, crashing into opponents as they run around a large […]
In the second of a two-part series on Vicdeaf’s change of name, MICHAEL UNIACKE looks at the words ‘expression’, ‘Australia’ and the new logo “IF I TOLD YOU THERE was an organisation called “Expression Australia”, what would you think would be its business?” I asked a dozen people this question. All were hearing people, […]
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“Uniacke wants to get across basic facts about the history of Deaf culture — including the very fact that there is a long standing history."
Mike Northen – Wordgathering
“The book does contain beautiful evocations of what it’s like not to hear fully and not fit in as a result. "
Raymond Luczak – Wordgathering
Did Henry Lawson create idyllic scenes of yarns around campfires because he was deaf and could not take part in them? IF HENRY Lawson was alive today, what would he say at a press conference? For … Read On...