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Heimans, Frank

Overview
Works: 47 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 119 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  Documentary films  History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer
Classifications: PR8274.I3,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frank Heimans
The eleven powers (Bali) by Frank Heimans( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film records the most spectacular sacred ceremony of the Balinese people. The Eka Dasa Rudra, or Festival of the 11 Powers, was held by order of the high priests to restore the balance between good and evil in the universe. The entire Balinese population of two million participated. In Bali, religion governs all aspects of life. A complex synthesis of Buddhism, animism, Sivaism and Hinduism, its rituals go back to the dawn of time. The film captures the sight and sound of this richly textured event
The Changing Shire : a Darug perspective( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Heimans, for the Hills Shire Council interviews Richard Green a Darug man from the Hills Shire which is one area in Sydney that was home to the Darug nation before colonisation. Richard discusses the history of his people in the Burramattigal (Parramatta and Baulkham Hills area) and the changes to the Darug nation during colonisation and settlement. Richard also discusses his own life as a playwright, actor, producer, comedian and musician
The occult experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview of witchcraft, Satanic, and other occult practices around the world
Dame Margaret Scott( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Dame Margaret Scott, founding director of the Australian Ballet School. She talks about her childhood in South Africa, her years in London with the Sadler's Wells and Ballet Rambert companies, and her friendship with choreographer John Cranko. After a back injury ended her dancing career, she began working in ballet administration. She discusses her marriage and family, and her years at the Australian Ballet School
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Actor and Aboriginal Activist. Born Utopia, Northern Territory, 1937. Until the age of nine, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks lived on remote Utopia Station in the Northern Territory where she learnt the Aboriginal laws of her tribe, the Amatjere people. Her father insisted she attend school in Alice Springs, where in 1953 she was discovered by filmmakers Charles and Elsa Chauvel. Rosalie won the lead role in Jedda, a film that became an Australian classic. Filming took Rosalie away from the life she had known. Though for a year she was exposed to totally new and bewildering experiences, once production was completed she resumed her former life for a time. Rosalie became increasingly attracted to the Anglican Church. In 1960 she moved to Melbourne, joined the Community of the Holy Name and became a nun. After ten fulfilling years in the convent, Rosalie left to set up the first Aboriginal hostel in Victoria. In 1970 she married, settled in Alice Springs and became involved in social work and politics. The then Northern Territory Chief Minister, Paul Everingham, appointed her an advisor on Aboriginal Affairs. Rosalie stood for election to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly in 1979, in order to fight the proposed construction of a dam which threatened sacred land. Although not elected, she continued to oppose the dam, which remained a hot issue for another decade. The issue was finally resolved in 1992 when plans for the dam were abandoned. Recently Rosalie returned to Utopia Station, where she now lives while continuing to fight for the advancement of her community and her people
Elizabeth Riddell poet & journalist( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In an interview, New Zealand-born poet & journalist Elizabeth Riddell reads from her work and talks about her personal life, especially her experiences as a journalist in Europe during World War II, and in post-war Australia. Archival film illustrates some of the points made
Veronica Brady( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nun and Academic. Born Melbourne, 1929. Born in Melbourne in 1929, Veronica Brady became one of the first Australian nuns to teach in a university, broadcast on radio or join in socio-political debate. After teaching at Loreto Convent in Kirribilli, NSW, she moved to the University of Western Australia in 1972, becoming an Associate Professor in 1991. She has spoken out publicly against the Vatican stance on abortion, homosexuality and contraception, and has been involved in the Aboriginal rights movement and the anti-uranium mining lobby. She also supports the ordination of female priests in the Catholic Church. Sister Veronica Brady is a member of many organisations including Amnesty International, the Campaign against Nuclear Energy, the Campaign against Racial Exploitation, the Fellowship of Australian Writers and the Association for Study of Australian Literature. She is the author of several books including The Future People, The Mystics and Crucible of Prophets
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Musician. Born Melbourne, 1914. Died 2012. Often described as 'The father of Australian jazz', Graeme Bell has had a 60-year love affair with music, both as a performer and a composer. Graeme grew up in a Melbourne home filled with music. His mother, a professional contralto, had toured with Dame Nellie Melba. Graeme himself studied classical piano for many years before settling on jazz music. After forming Graeme Bell's Dixieland Jazz Band in the early years of World War Two, he entertained troops across northern Queensland. Once the war ended, he and the band toured Czechoslovakia, Korea, Japan and the UK. He is credited with bringing jazz to Czechoslovakia and jazz-dancing to England. In 1957, after a struggle with alcoholism, Graeme moved to Sydney where he set up Graeme Bell's All Stars and recorded over 20 albums. He and his wife Dorothy live in a Sydney beachside suburb where he wrote his autobiography Graeme Bell, Australian Jazz Man. He still performs regularly
Nu Gini bisnis( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An exhibition of New Guinea native arts and crafts in the Sydney 3rd International Trade Fair provides an opportunity to examine the industrial potential of the country
Maitland Gaol oral history project: interview tape logs for interviews conducted between November 1999 and January 2000 with 19 participants by Frank Heimans( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Economist. Born Czechoslavakia, 1928. Died 2013. Professor Helen Hughes was born into a Jewish family of social democrats in a small town in Czech-Bohemia. As a child she witnessed Hitler's rise to power, watching the German tanks roll into Prague in 1939. Realising they would not survive the Nazis, members of her family bribed an SS officer to provide them with an exit visa. They escaped across the border and in July 1939 arrived in Australia. After Helen's father died her mother supported her studies at Melbourne University and the London School of Economics. For a short time she was a Lecturer in Economic History. Eventually she joined the World Bank, achieving the position of Director, Economic Analysis Department during the period 1968-1983. She has travelled widely, addressing many international conferences and working with the world's top economists. Helen returned to Australia to set up the Australian National University's Development Studies Centre and, after retiring from ANU, created the Full Employment Project. She is well-known for her strong opinions and is pleased to consider herself a 'stirrer' and a 'boat-rocker'&#x9D
Phillip Law( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scientist and Antarctic Explorer. Born Tallangatta, Victoria, 1912. Died 2010. Phillip Law showed early academic ability and at the age of 16 became a teacher. He loved skiing and mountaineering and became fascinated by Antarctica. In 1947 he was appointed Senior Scientific Officer on Australia's first post-war Antarctic expedition. In 1949 he became Director of the Australian Antarctic Division. Law was Director of the Division until his retirement in 1966. During that period he established the Mawson, Davis and Casey stations and led numerous voyages to explore the coast of the Australian Antarctic Territory. After his retirement, Law occupied a variety of other positions, among them Chairman of the Australian National Committee on Antarctic Research, and Council Member of the University of Melbourne. He is the author of the book Antarctic Odyssey. For his pioneering work Law has received numerous awards including the Founder's Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, London and the Gold Medal of the Australian Geographic Society. In 1995 he was awarded the Companion in the Order of Australia
[Interviews with Malcolm Fraser and Frank Hardy]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Summary "Malcolm Fraser": Malcolm Fraser discusses his life and his career in politics
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Entertainer. Born Warrnambool, Victoria, 1913. Died 2008. Born in Warrnambool, Victoria in 1913, Smoky Dawson was Australia's first cowboy and a pioneer of Australian country music. Smoky and his horse Flash were legendary. An entire generation of young Australians grew up listening to his radio show and abiding by his 'code of the west'. During the Second World War, Smoky served in the first Australian Entertainment Unit. After a severe illness he returned from the jungles of Borneo to start The Adventures of Smoky Dawson radio show. At its peak, the show was broadcast nationally on 69 stations. In 1978 Smoky received an MBE and was elected to Australia's Country Music Roll of Renown. He has also received the Honour Award of The Grand Ole Opry and the American Country Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Artist. Born Melbourne, 1914. Died 1999. Albert Tucker is one of Australia's most influential artists. Born in Melbourne in 1914, he has worked as a house painter, commercial illustrator, cartoonist and professional artist. Influenced by the poetry of T.S. Eliot, surrealism and German Expressionism, Tucker explored the human condition through his art. In 1947 he travelled to Japan where he saw the devastation of Hiroshima - an experience that would have a profound effect on his work. Tucker spent 13 years in Europe. His international career finally took off when the Guggenheim Museum purchased some of his work and the Museum of Modern Art in New York mounted an exhibition. During the 1960s he began to enjoy considerable popularity at home. All major Australian galleries acquired his work and in 1990 a retrospective of his paintings drew over 90,000 visitors
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Actor and Director. Born Boston, USA, 1920. Died 1999. Hayes Gordon was born in 1920 in Boston, USA. He studied pharmacy and worked as a chemist in New York's Pennsylvania Station. He became an actor quite by accident and eventually worked with people such as Rouben Mamoulian, Jackie Gleason and Karl Malden. Hayes moved to Australia in 1952, performing lead roles in the shows Kismet and Annie Get Your Gun. In 1958 he founded the Ensemble Theatre at Milsons Point, which became a theatrical landmark in Sydney and was responsible for many innovative and challenging productions. After his close association with the Ensemble came to an end, Hayes returned to the stage to play Tevye in two productions of the highly successful Fiddler on the Roof. It was to become the most celebrated role of his Australian career. In his later years, Hayes Gordon wrote the book Acting and Performing. He received an OBE and an Order of Australia for his services to the arts
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Industrialist. Born Italy, 1915. Died July 2006. Born in a poor Italian village in 1915, the young Franco Belgiorno-Nettis worked in his grandfather's blacksmith's shop. On leaving school, he was accepted at the Italian Military Academy where he spent five years training as an engineer. When war broke out Franco was sent to North Africa as a lieutenant in the Italian Army. During the Battle of Tobruk he was taken prisoner and spent the next five years in a British POW camp in India. After returning to Italy he was offered a job as an engineer with a company in Milan. It had a contract to build power transmission lines in Australia and in 1951 Franco worked on the construction of the first steel power transmission line built in this country. Staying on in Australia, he founded his own engineering company, Transfield. Starting with virtually nothing, the company was awarded a contract to build power transmission lines in Port Kembla. Transfield soon became a major industrial force and in 1991 it completed the successful construction of the Sydney Harbour Tunnel. Franco Belgiorno-Nettis was also well known for his generous patronage of the arts and sponsorship of major cultural events
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Athlete and Conservationist. Born 1925. Died 2004. Resilient, determined and naturally talented, Shirley Strickland was one of Australia's greatest athletes, winning seven medals in three successive Olympic games. Born in a remote West Australian country town, Shirley did not wear shoes until she was twelve years of age. She was sent to boarding school and, in 1947, graduated from university with an Honours degree in science. Whilst lecturing in mathematics and physics at Perth Technical College, she started to think seriously about athletics. By 1948 she had not only become a national champion sprinter and hurdler, but was also considered to be Australia's top athlete in the team for the London Olympics. Despite being plagued by personal and professional misfortune, Shirley won a silver and two bronze medals at her first Olympics. Then, though juggling a full-time job, a new marriage and her athletics training schedule, she qualified for the 1952 Australian Olympic team. In Helsinki she scored her first Olympic gold medal. At 30 years of age, she was encouraged to retire to make room for the next generation of competitors. But her determination led to a further two gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Shirley Strickland de la Hunty continued as an athletics coach for many years. She was also an ardent conservationist, a National Trust member and mother of four children
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Economist. Born Kalamunda, Western Australia, 1906. Died 1997. Dr H.C. 'Nugget' Coombs was one of Australia's most outstanding and influential public servants, serving and advising seven prime ministers over a 30-year period. His many public appointments included Director of Rationing, Director-General of Post-War Reconstruction, Governor of the Reserve Bank, Chairman of the Australian Council for Aboriginal Affairs, Chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts, Chancellor of the Australian National University, Chairman of the Elizabethan Theatre Trust and Governor of the Commonwealth Bank. Charismatic and energetic, Coombs had a profound influence behind the scenes in business and politics, dealing with prime ministers, officials and top business people. He worked hard to achieve a distinctive social, economic and cultural place for all Australians, particularly Aboriginal Australians
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nuclear Physicist. Born Adelaide, 1901. Died 2000. Sir Marcus Oliphant was a founding father of the Australian National University in Canberra and a former Governor of South Australia. He won the Exhibition Prize at Adelaide University in 1927 and was accepted by Cambridge University. While there, he was part of a team whose task was to split the atom. During World War Two, Oliphant developed the centimetre wave radar. His 'secret weapon of radar' became a decisive factor in winning the Battle of Britain. Working in England, he also became deeply involved in the development of the atomic bomb. In 1942 he flew to America and helped scientists build the terrifying new weapon. After the bomb was used against civilians in Hiroshima, Oliphant vowed never to have anything further to do with nuclear power for military means. A remarkable man, he went on to devote his considerable scientific talent and energies to finding peaceful uses for atomic power
 
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