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Miller's novel Journey to the Stone Country is set in the Urannah Valley in Northern Queensland, this valley is under threat from a project to dam the waters of the valley. Miller argues that the preservation of the Urannah Valley is important to our Australian identity, our civilisation, and to the acknowledgement of cultural differences. He also argues that fiction is relevant in discussions of the important issues facing our society as it "explores the individual's relationship to the great moral questions of the day."