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Sue Hicks farewells her Australian friends prior to her return to England after 20 years of living in Australia. She also thanks those who offered support in the publication of Open Boat Barbed Wire Sky.
Wessman reflects on his reasons for publishing a small literary magazine and comments on the tensions that developed within the Tasmanian writing community in 2002-2003 over Forestry Tasmania's sponsorship of Ten Days on the Island Festival.
Bradstock briefly surveys the output of Australian writers who have depicted China in their work and then focuses on the travels of Mary Gaunt within China in the early 1900s and Gaunt's resultant travel books and novels.