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2017 Symposium II – Mark Richardson

The Future Belongs to Us (if we want it to) It is tempting for those on the traditionalist scene to think that conservatism is a spent force or that there … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 1 Comment

Introduction and Welcome to the Second 2017 Symposium of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum

The last three years have been, to put it mildly, eventful. Cultural and political developments seem to have accelerated at a pace previously unimaginable: at home, throughout the Anglosphere and … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 3 Comments

Poetry by Mark Richardson: “In the Cool of the Night”

In the cool of the night underneath the lamplight in a little wilderness of stray grassland beside the railway line I sense what is left behind The mood of this … Continue reading

6 March 2017 · 1 Comment

Poetry by Mark Richardson: “I Remember”

I remember when I saw what my fathers saw. These unmade roads paddocks eaten bare the box trees rising, triumphantly, from nowhere. I remember when I breathed the air of … Continue reading

4 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Poetry by Mark Richardson: “Dear Sisters”

I know that you can wear a smiling face, that is no true measure of your inner grace. Men meeting men take care not to provoke, And keep their peace, … Continue reading

2 March 2017 · 3 Comments

Poetry by Mark Richardson: “Evening Trees”

Evening trees, arching to the setting sky pulsing upward, palms raised high leaves shimmering in metallic glare one last shout, one trumpet blare sounding out toward the light then falling … Continue reading

28 February 2017 · 1 Comment

OzConservative Back Online

We are pleased to read news of the re-emergence of the Australian traditionalist blog OzConservative. A brief report on the Orthosphere states that the recently missing Melbourne based blog, administered by Mark Richardson, is now … Continue reading

26 September 2015 · 3 Comments

Orthosphere Update

We were disappointed by the sudden shutdown, seemingly without notice in December last year, of Mark Richardson’s Australian blog of traditionalist Conservatism, OzConservative. It is therefore with sadness that we hear … Continue reading

4 February 2015 · 3 Comments

Fifth Face-to-Face Meeting of the “Conservative Cave”, Friday 23 May 2014

Last night, local members of the Facebook group “The Conservative Cave” met for the fifth “Cave Catchup” (first for 2014) at the Great Southern Hotel on George Street, Sydney. This … Continue reading

24 May 2014 · 4 Comments

New Installments to Traditionalist Ebooklet

Some months ago SydneyTrads reported its acknowledgment by two popular conservative website in Melbourne, one of which was Mark Richardson’s OzConservative. We recommended that blog and the work of its … Continue reading

14 May 2014 · 2 Comments

Lawrence Auster: Passes from this World, unto the Next

It is with considerable sadness that we report the passing of Lawrence Auster. The US traditionalist conservative essayist and prolific blogger surrendered into the Lord’s hands after a three year battle with pancreatic cancer. … Continue reading

30 March 2013 · 2 Comments

SydneyTrads Acknowledged by Vic. Conservatives

Sydney Traditionalists will be interested to know that we have been acknowledged by two conservative websites of commentary and opinion run from Melbourne, Victoria: the Australian Conservative and OzConservative. These two important online resources … Continue reading

19 October 2012 · Leave a comment

Recommended book:

Cory Bernardi, "The Conservative Revolution"

Cory Bernardi, "The Conservative Revolution" (Connor Court, 2013)

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Frank Salter, "The War on Human Nature in Australia's Political Culture"

Frank Salter, "The War on Human Nature"

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Recommended book:

Aristokratia Vol. 3 (Manticore Press, 2015)

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Recommended book:

Derek Turner, "Sea Changes" (Washington Summit Publishers 2012)