Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Pacific Forum - view from Oz papers

from W and P
We bought the Age, Herald-Sun and Australian newspapers today just to see their views on the South Pacific Forum. As expected most articles praised Howard, but some papers had a bet both ways re Australia's sometime 'big-stick' colonial attitude. I wonder what John is saying to Laisenia Qarase? Maybe - 'I'm as tall as you are after all,- even though he is standing on a step or something! As usual cartoonists looked at stereotypes of Pacific (old) customs!


Blogger The Moody Minstrel said...


It's amazing how deeply rooted peoples' stereotypes become. I've met Westerners that still find it hard to believe that many Japanese eat hamburgers...and don't know martial arts.

1:43 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Yes, seems the first thing people think about is the old dietary preferences!
At least some of the artists noticed Howard's on-going colonialist view of the Pacific.

10:38 PM  

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