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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 The Sydney Language : William Dawes in Australian Literature
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'Familiar images of Sydney, displaying its sparkling harbour, opera house and bridge, belie the darkness of its short history. For Delia Falconer, in her recent ‘biography’ of Sydney, the city’s ‘fundamental temperament is melancholy’ (2). Over two hundred years of European settlement have brought countless tales of grim encounters in quiet alleys, graves found in the bush, bodies bobbing to the surface of rivers. And there is an older shock, hidden in the landscape, the sudden, calamitous arrival of an alien civilisation. ' (Author's introduction)

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    y separately published work icon New Scholar Australian Literature : The Road Ahead vol. 3 no. 2 Toby Davidson (editor), Michael Austin (editor), 2014 8242736 2014 periodical issue

    'This 2014 special issue of New Scholar, Australian Literature: The Road Ahead, follows the 2013 Macquarie University conference of the same name in seeking to examine trends, manifestations and solidifications in Australian writing and modes of analysis which reveal new research frontiers.'

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