AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Practical Cataclysms : Sisters of No Mercy and Highway Bodies
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'The first ever real ‘direct action’ I properly participated in occurred at the front end of 2017 — a planned occupation of the streets and gates surrounding the Villawood Detention Centre. In order to apprehend or stall the deportation of a man whose brother had been given asylum without him, activists kept watch over every entrance 24/7. Many of us were inexperienced, idealistic. Once a decision has been made, all you can really do is protest.' (Introduction)


  • Epigraph: 

    It seems reasonable to believe — and I do believe — that the more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction — Rachel Carson.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 20 May 2019 07:41:07 Practical Cataclysms : Sisters of No Mercy and Highway Bodiessmall AustLit logo Sydney Review of Books
    Powered by Trove