Clean, Orderly and Laminex Coloured

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What does Australia look like? In the 1950s a school‐aged Hilary McPhee, in an essay on what Australia would be like in 2000, foresaw it as 'clean and orderly and laminex coloured - and everyone had an abundance of leisure'. McPhee was Chair of the Australia Council in 1995 when she recalled her schoolgirl crystal ball& 8208;gazing. It was part of a speech in which she canvassed how Australia could best develop its own multimedia publishing industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-139
Number of pages9
JournalGriffith Review
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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