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'The Aboriginal tracker is a stock character in certain Australian films, employed as set dressing, catalyst, curio. Although fictional trackers have been celebrated on celluloid, few real trackers have been given life within the national memory. Some people may recall Billy Dargin and his role in locating and shooting Ben Hall. Others might think of Dubbo’s Tracker Riley, or Dick-a-Dick, who found the missing Cooper and Duff children near Natimuk in 1864 when they had been given up for dead.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review no. 421 May 2020 19187759 2020 periodical issue

    'What a difference a month makes! Happily, the outlook looks so much brighter than when we published the April issue – here in Australia at least. In our May issue, the Editor updates readers on how ABR is responding and laments the Australia Council’s non-funding of ABR and other magazines. ABR Laureate Robyn Archer reflects on what Australia might look like after the crisis. ABR Behrouz Boochani Fellow Hessom Razavi writes from the frontline – as a clinician in Perth. He interviews senior clinicians, reflects on his family’s Iranian experience, and also prepares to become a parent. David Fricker – Director General of the National Archives – responds to Jenny Hocking’s attack on the Archives over the ‘Palace letters’ in our previous issue. We have reviews of novels by James Bradley, Polly Samson, Ronnie Scott, and Chris Flynn – and new poetry by Lisa Gorton, Gig Ryan, and Paul Kane.' (Publication summary)

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