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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... no. 170 Autumn 2003 of Overland est. 1954 Overland
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  • This issue includes a special section 'Corporate Welfare & the Working Poor'


* Contents derived from the 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Philip Ruddock : Philatelisti"Where is the young lad? Philip? Philip?", Graham Rowlands , single work poetry (p. 6)
The Living Roomi"It was where they sat at night", Kate Llewellyn , single work poetry (p. 6)
A Jackson Pollock Dayi"Graham Rowlands sensed it was there", Geoff Goodfellow , single work poetry satire (p. 16)
The Priorities of the Righti"Bluey is overweight at 40kg", Laurie Bookluck , single work poetry (p. 20)
Exercising ori"This time of imperatives", Louise Molloy , single work poetry (p. 20)
Rosemary for Remembrance (from a work-in-progress), Kerry Watson , single work extract novel (p. 29-30)
This Is How I Like to Be Remembered, Jose Trijo , single work autobiography (p. 31-32)
Serpent, Michael Crane , prose (p. 33)
Time (from : Postcards from the End of the World), Michael Crane , extract prose (p. 33)
Going Native : Disguise, Forgery, Imagination and the 'European Aboriginal', Stephen Gray , single work criticism
The article discusses the phenomenon of the 'white blackfellow' and the changing motivations of Europeans 'going native'. It argues that, in reporting about their experiences of living among Aborigines, some writers, as for instance Marlo Morgan in her successful but fraudulent book Mutant Message Down Under, are living out their own fantasies and quests for spiritual fulfilment rather than representing the realities of contemporary Aboriginal people and life. The author also discusses the pros and cons with regard to more recent notion of 'cultural protocols' for non-indigenous writers in portraying Aboriginal life.
(p. 34-42)
Budget **** (Censored)i"Ladies, Gentlemen and Your Honour Mr Speaker, I table before you the Bill for the", Robert James Conlon , single work poetry (p. 47)
Razor-wire Nationi"they ran a line of wire", Tony Birch , single work poetry (p. 47)
Melbourne Assessment Prison 2002i"When you ring the voice on the other end", Andrea Sherwood , single work poetry (p. 47)
New Issues, Old Issues : The Australian Tradition Revisited, John McLaren , single work criticism

McLaren discusses a number of Australian novels (all recently re-issued) which have been central to developing the way in which Australians and foreigners think about white society in this continent. He distinguishes several trends and traditions in describing and characterising Australia's social and political system. Whereas Clarke and Richardson present Australia as a prison, Palmer and Waten present it as a land offering the promise of freedom. Furphy, on the other hand, is seen as a writer 'who shows us a country seeming to offer plentitude but finally withholding its promise' (54).

McLaren concludes that the 'past expressed in these fictions variously produced values of solidarity, egalitarianism, harmony with the land, but their values remain circumscribed by fear of the powerless and the dispossessed, by the arrogance of the powerful, and by distrust of the outsider. Our future will be secure only as we accept continuity with the past, enter into dialogue with the differences of the present, and accept a common responsibility towards the land that supports us' (56).

(p. 49-56)
Cop-killer Hero : Recent Words on Ned Kelly, Jeff Sparrow , single work review
— Review of I Am Ned Kelly John Molony , 1980 single work biography ; The Jerilderie Letter Ned Kelly , 1879 single work correspondence ;
(p. 57-60)
The Coat Layer Systemi"Three hundred words scribbled on the side of a factory building. Thirty undercoats on", Robert James Conlon , single work poetry (p. 60)
Perfect World, Andrew Hutchinson , single work short story (p. 64-65)
Song of Excess, Nigel Featherstone , single work short story (p. 66-67)
Human Pollutioni"The apartment blocks reach for the sun", David Veentjer , single work poetry (p. 68)
Limericki"These words should be writ ten foot high,", Bill Pyne , single work poetry (p. 68)

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Works about this Work

Literary Mag Catherine Ford , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 April 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Overland no. 170 Autumn 2003 periodical issue
Literary Mag Catherine Ford , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 April 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Overland no. 170 Autumn 2003 periodical issue
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