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Ian McFarlane Ian McFarlane i(A3565 works by) (a.k.a. Ian David McFarlane)
Born: Established: 1937 Canterbury, Kent,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1954
Heritage: English
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1 1 y separately published work icon Murunna Point Revisited Ian McFarlane , Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2017 11417155 2017 selected work poetry essay short story

'Murunna Point Revisited is a revised and expanded version of Evening at Murunna Point, first published in 2001, and seeks to take its essays, stories and poems into the digital age with renewed concerns for issues of social justice, literature and love, seen from a critical perspective honed over many years by a largely invisible handicap. Clinical depression and anxiety disorder can shackle the sufferer into virtual paralysis, as if being sent into exile without leaving home. However, such a uniquely immobilising experience can also allow a sense of accelerated awareness - a key aspect of any creative endeavour - and these essays, stories and poems attempt to validate this ironic truth.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Final Straw Ian McFarlane , Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2016 13461323 2016 selected work poetry
1 Eloquent Essays Reflect Poetic Sensibilities Ian McFarlane , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2016; (p. 24)

— Review of How to Proceed Andrew Sant , 2016 selected work single work poetry ; Mothertongue Sybille Smith , 2016 single work autobiography
1 y separately published work icon Of Bluebells & Barbed Wire Ian McFarlane , Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2015 9004990 2015 single work essay

'Ian McFarlane reconciles a haunting nostalgia for the natural beauty of his English childhood on the Isle of Wight with an awakening adolescent and adult love for Australia; from arrival in Perth in the mid-1950s to the far south coast of NSW, where he now lives. This 5000 word chapbook essay fondly remembers a pre-digital past in a chaotically cyberspace present to suggest that our future is linked to where we began, how we survived and ultimately why we even bothered.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon A Bold Concept : The Myth of Independence Ian McFarlane , Charnwood : Ginninderra Press , 2015 8971952 2015 single work essay

'A passionate defence of the ABC from an award-winning essayist.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 3 y separately published work icon Van Diemen's Land : An Aboriginal History Murray Johnson , Ian McFarlane , Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2015 8881916 2015 single work criticism

'The history of Aborigines in Van Diemen’s Land is long. The first Tasmanians lived in isolation for as many as 300 generations after the flooding of Bass Strait. Their struggle against almost insurmountable odds is one worthy of respect and admiration, not to mention serious attention. This broad-ranging book is a comprehensive and critical account of that epic survival up to the present day.'

'Starting from antiquity, the book examines the devastating arrival of Europeans and subsequent colonisation, warfare and exile. It emphasises the regionalism and separateness, a consistent feature of Aboriginal life since time immemorial that has led to the distinct identities we see in the present, including the unique place of the islanders of Bass Strait.'

'Carefully researched, using the findings of archaeologists and extensive documentary evidence, some only recently uncovered, this important book fills a long-time gap in Tasmanian history. ' (Source: Publishers' website)

1 y separately published work icon Aspects of Empathy Ian McFarlane , Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2014 8755299 2014 selected work poetry
1 Last Lines i "These tangled lines of where and when,", Ian McFarlane , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Shapes of Light : Rediscovering Poetry in a Post-poetic Age 2014; (p. 152)
1 On Being Weary i "I'm weary of having to tell people", Ian McFarlane , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Shapes of Light : Rediscovering Poetry in a Post-poetic Age 2014; (p. 150-151)
1 To Write or Not to Write i "When you need to write because you are -", Ian McFarlane , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Shapes of Light : Rediscovering Poetry in a Post-poetic Age 2014; (p. 149)
1 Gulaga Breathing i "A sacred light", Ian McFarlane , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Shapes of Light : Rediscovering Poetry in a Post-poetic Age 2014; (p. 148)
1 The Sandbank i "We are all of the same thing;", Ian McFarlane , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Shapes of Light : Rediscovering Poetry in a Post-poetic Age 2014; (p. 147)
1 On Reading Poetry in Literary Magazines Today i "The subtext screams 'no entry!'", Ian McFarlane , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Shapes of Light : Rediscovering Poetry in a Post-poetic Age 2014; (p. 146)
1 Global Warming i "Time passes as it always did", Ian McFarlane , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Shapes of Light : Rediscovering Poetry in a Post-poetic Age 2014; (p. 145)
1 The Reverence of Apples i "Shadows from a silence", Ian McFarlane , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Shapes of Light : Rediscovering Poetry in a Post-poetic Age 2014; (p. 144)
1 An Unsolved Crime i "In fear and loss at leaving", Ian McFarlane , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Shapes of Light : Rediscovering Poetry in a Post-poetic Age 2014; (p. 143)
1 The Playing Fields i "This could have been a golden age", Ian McFarlane , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Shapes of Light : Rediscovering Poetry in a Post-poetic Age 2014; (p. 142)
1 Cassandra i "She walks the valleys of my mind,", Ian McFarlane , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Shapes of Light : Rediscovering Poetry in a Post-poetic Age 2014; (p. 140)
1 Catch Twenty-Two i "The soft, sweet sadness of ordinary life, with its borderless pain of a", Ian McFarlane , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Shapes of Light : Rediscovering Poetry in a Post-poetic Age 2014; (p. 135)
1 Death of a Muse i "Bring down the lamp from the window,", Ian McFarlane , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Shapes of Light : Rediscovering Poetry in a Post-poetic Age 2014; (p. 134)
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