Felix's Seeds single work   poetry   "Light swells this blue water"
Is part of Recherche Bay, 1792 Adrienne Eberhard 2006 sequence poetry
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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  • Author's note: 'Felix's Seeds' is spoken by twenty-four-year-old gardener Felix Delahaye, who worked for the naturalist Labillardiere on D'Entrecasteaux's expedition to Tasmania in 1792. Delahaye planted many seeds from France in the hope that a self-sustaining vegetable garden would develop.

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  • Appears in:
    y Manoa Where the Rivers Meet : New Writings from Australia vol. 18 no. 2 2006 Larissa Behrendt (editor), Barry Lopez (editor), Mark Tredinnick (editor), 2006 Z1392013 2006 periodical issue 'More than two dozen contemporary novelists, essayists, and poets are collected in this remarkable collection of work from Australia, a complex country with a multilayered history. Among these outstanding writers is a growing number of Indigenous authors, whose voices are included here. Their stories - many of them previously untold in literature - deepen and expand our understanding of the experiences that comprise Australia's past, present, and future. Both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors in Where the Rivers Meet address their country's struggle to create a shared citizenship and sense of belonging. Some seek the key to this shared belonging in the creation of a more just relationship to the land and in issues of ownership. Others find clarity and rejuvenation in the country's harsh and beautiful wildness. Still others emphasize, in the words of Melissa Lucashenko, that we need to hear 'the small, quiet stories in a human mouth' in order to truly know this land and its people.' -- Publisher's website. 2006 pg. 58
Last amended 21 Jun 2007
  • Recherche Bay, Strathblane - Southport area, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
  • 1792
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