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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Nyungar Placenames : Looking Out from Kaart Geenunginyup Bo
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'Sitting on the Nedlands foreshore, looking out across the stretch of clear blue water, it is easy to forget the noise of city life. Gentle waves lap softly onto the bank, sun catches the movement of the water, occasionally dolphins splash in the deep. It is tranquil and prepossessing. Dotted along the grassy banks, groups of people laugh, talk and picnic. Children run and dive into the water. Further up the hill at Kaarta gar-up (Mount Eliza, Kings Park) friends and families gather under the tall eucalyptus trees where the djiti djiti (willie wagtail) call. From there they can see the water curve and snake from Elizabeth Quay to the University of Western Australia (UWA) and all the way across to Attadale. Derbal Yaragan, the estuary at the foot of the City of Perth and part of the beeliar (Swan River) that has nourished people and activity for more than 50,000 years, a waterway that continues to course its way into the Nyungar way of life.' (Introduction)


  • Epigraph:

    Kia Kia Kiaaaaa nitja Whadjuck Nyungar boodjar. Katitjiny wer mar wangkiny noonar koorl geenung yeye nyinniny.

    (Hello, hello, hellooo this is Whadjuck Nyungar country. Knowledge and hand talk you have come to look at today here.)

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    y separately published work icon Westerly vol. 64 no. 2 2019 18372829 2019 periodical issue 'This issue of Westerly, while unthemed, is as always the product of a system of order. It is curated, edited, arranged according to a sequence of publication. It follows certain methods, and is set out according to prevailing structures. Each issue exists within the context of what has come before, and what might come in the future. Even within each text, language has its own orders and forms, grammar determines expression. The issue is also testament to the individual—the function of the subjective within a system. With this issue, we are excited to introduce Paul Munden as our new Poetry Editor, taking forward the legacy of Cassandra Atherton’s work over the last four years. We have been very grateful to Cassandra, and we are thrilled that she will continue to contribute to our team, joining Lucy Dougan in the role of Commissions Editor. We are equally happy to be working now with Paul in the selection and curation of Westerly’s poetry offerings. On this occasion, and in this selection, our attention has been drawn to questions of order. Submissions dictate their own ordering of the world: the order of things rising to meet us, occupying our minds and bodies. (Catherine Noske and Josephine Taylor, Editorial introduction) 2019 pg. 213-231
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213-231 Nyungar Placenames : Looking Out from Kaart Geenunginyup Bosmall AustLit logo Westerly
  • Nedlands, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,
  • Aboriginal Noongar AIATSIS: languages. AIATSIS ref. (W41) (WA SI50) language
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