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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Trace Fossils : The Silence of Ediacara, the Shadow of Uranium
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'As an archaeologist working in the remote areas around Woomera and the Nullarbor Plain, my understanding of South Australia was first informed by rocks and soil. There were fossils of extinct boneless animals underfoot, caught in the shadows of a long-evaporated sea. The angles of deliberately fractured stone betrayed a human intent, the sharp blade discarded where it performed an unknown task. Beer cans lay rusting around the remains of a campfire. A mound ribboned with broad tyre prints marked a grave full of radioactive aeroplanes. On a dusty barracks window, someone had used short strips of masking tape to spell 'Chernobyl'. The adhesive still held, although the tape had become splintered and dry.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Griffith Review State of Hope no. 55 2017 11091291 2017 periodical issue

    'As the industrial model that shaped twentieth-century South Australia is replaced by an uncertain future, now more than ever the state needs to draw on the strengths of its past in order to move ahead.

    'South Australia has always demonstrated a willingness to challenge prevailing sentiments, experiment, boldly innovate and take a national lead – and as a result has produced a disproportionate number of leaders in business, science, the arts and public policy.

    'Now, on the cusp of change, the state needs to draw on its talent for experiment and innovation in order to thrive in an increasingly competitive world. State of Hope explores the economic, social, environmental and cultural challenges facing South Australia, and the possibilities of renewal and revitalisation. It celebrates the unselfconscious willingness that hope enables.

    'State of Hope is co-edited by Julianne Schultz and Patrick Allington. ' (Publication summary)

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257-266 Trace Fossils : The Silence of Ediacara, the Shadow of Uraniumsmall AustLit logo Griffith Review
  • South Australia,
  • Maralinga, North West South Australia, Far North South Australia, South Australia,
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