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'Rebecca Forbes and Jim Page were English immigrants who lived and died amongst the Adnyamathanha people of the northern Flinders Ranges in the first half of the twentieth century. The first time I saw their two graves there - just the two of them, on their won up the hill, a little above the community at Nepabunna - I asked the obvious question: How did they come to be there? The journeys involved in these trajectories - immigration from England to Australia, migration from the coast to the inland - are the focus of this paper.' (Author's introduction, 149)

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    y Journeying and Journalling : Creative and Critical Meditations on Travel Writing Giselle Bastin (editor), Kate Douglas (editor), Michele McCrea (editor), Michael X. Savvas (editor), Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2010 Z1824382 2010 anthology prose poetry 'In December 2004 the town of Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, provided the backdrop for an international conference titled 'Journeying and Journalling'. The conference created a space for creative and critical meditations on travel writing.

    Collectively the essays in this collection provide a snapshot of current directions and preoccupations in contemporary travel writing scholarship. They function as a reminder of the work that has been done on representations of Indigeneity and of writing marginalised narratives into the travel canon. However, these chapters also remind us of the important work that remains - particularly in relation to travel writing as form of reconciliation - for example, between Indigenous people and colonisers, and between colonisers and neo-colonials.

    Scholars also bear the responsibility of considering the complexities of representing culture and place in a post-colonial, even post-traumatic world.

    This collection includes essays by Tim Youngs, Helen Tiffin, and Paul Sharrad, and many other leading writers in the field of travel writing.' (Publisher's blurb)
    Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2010
    pg. 149-161
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