Scaling change

Negotiating the challenges of big and small

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  • Published 20210803
  • ISBN: 978-1-922212-62-7
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

Listen to Amanda Tattersall read ‘Scaling change’


I’M OLD ENOUGH to remember when Australia’s Wonderland opened in 1985 in Sydney’s western suburbs. I was eight. Arriving was like leaping into an assortment of highly curated alternative worlds. Wonderland was a better place. The park unabashedly said so in its advertising: ‘Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the world was Wonderland?’ I embraced it all as I stood in the Medieval Faire and marvelled at the Pirate Ship. My sister and I must have gone on the terrifying Bush Beast – an overbearing rickety wooden rollercoaster – more than a dozen times.

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Amanda Tattersall

Amanda Tattersall is a community organiser, researcher and former official at Unions NSW. She founded the Sydney Alliance, co-founded GetUp! and is host of...

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