Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Introduction - Writing from the Desert - Paruku
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'The Australian desert is a more complicated place than it used to be. There was a time when it functioned in the white Australian imagination more as a metaphor than a real place, a negative space into which explorers, white children and the occasional eccentric wanderer disappeared, leaving a frisson of existential anxiety and a satisfying conviction that the heart of the continent remained an impenetrable mystery. Its nomadic occupants, for the most part invisible, were stone age remnants - innocent, bloodthirsty, fabulous and doomed.' (Introduction, 27)

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    y Desert Writing : Stories from Country Terri-Ann White (editor), Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2016 9187778 2016 anthology single work prose autobiography interview

    'In September 2013 just before the weather turned even more intense a group of intrepid writers made their way to three Australian desert settings to work with groups and individuals wishing to write. Both Aboriginal people with a profound connection to country and residents of more recent arrival who had made the choice to live in remote places participated in workshops. You’ll read new voices and hear perspectives on living in extreme geographical and climactic regions in today’s Australia. In the variety presented here we welcome you into the vitality of remote communities often isolated but full of commitment and hope for the future.' (Publication summary)

    Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2016
    pg. 27-32
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  • Mulan, Halls Creek, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
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