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Crows, Calling single work   poetry   "Sometimes, I hear the sound of their flying,"
  • Author:agent Judith Beveridge
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Crows, Calling
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    y separately published work icon Island no. 150 2017 12654655 2017 periodical issue

    'Remember when I was coming back from the Antarctic on that orange icebreaker, and a friend told me that he could smell home - Tassie. I told him that The Island just makes me feel so bloody sad and it rips up my insides and it's not my home. He looked at me for a while and then said, 'Tasmania's not like that at all. What you need is a welcome to country.'

    'These lines are from a letter by author Favel Parrett. She's referring to the moment of return to Hobart from a journey made possible by the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship - she'd been researching the novel which would become When the Night Comes. The question of why a Tasmanian would feel this way about her home state is answered by the pages that follow, though the fact that the letter is addressed to Truganini - famously and erroneously considered the last Indigenous Tasmanian, who died in Hobart in 1876 - is explanation enough.' (Editorial Introduction)

    pg. 21
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