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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Language Woken Up : Maria Tumarkin on They Cannot Take the Sky
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'Australians haven’t had the present-day European experience of refugees on our streets. If families were napping outside our houses and walking single file along the highways, holding plastic bags containing all they own, thousands stuck in limbo at train stations, in squares - Melbourne’s Federation Square, a few centimetres between bodies and not one untaken bit of sandstone panel, summer, winter, they’re still there - if the living and the dead washed up at Trigg, on Clovelly, places our children go in bathers and arm floaties, how would it have been different? Would it have been different?' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon The Monthly no. 133 May 2017 11466853 2017 periodical issue 2017 pg. 50-51
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