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'Walking with Camels – The Story of Bertha Strehlow by Leni Shilton is a gorgeous, subtle rendering of the both brutal and starkly beautiful Australian desert, and those relationships that exist and are formed within this landscape. Shilton’s verse novel charts Bertha Strehlow’s transformation from a naïve and shaking girl, determined to follow the man she loves into unknown territory against the advice of loved ones, into a woman possessed, damaged and strengthened by the desert. Shilton’s rigorous research, bolstered by found poems and historical and biographical notes, grounds the poems in a moving reality, filled equally with suffering and joy.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses vol. 22 no. 2 October 2018 15264558 2018 periodical issue

    'Scholarly contributions to the general edition of TEXT Vol 22, No 2 include the second part of a ground-breaking article by Paul Collis and Jen Crawford on approaches to indigenous storytelling in the Creative Writing teaching and learning space. ‘Six groundings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander story in the Creative Writing classroom: Part 2’ furthers the authors’ case for the acknowledgement and presence of Australian indigenous storytelling in the Creative Writing discipline using an inclusive approach pioneered at the University of Canberra. Together with Part 1, this work provides Creative Writing teachers and academics across Australia with a method and a framework for inviting Australian indigenous story into the discussion and into the collective creative writing studio or workshop. Part 1 of Collis and Crawford’s article was published in TEXT Vol 21, No 2 (October 2017).' (From : Julienne van Loon and Ross Watkins, Editorial)

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