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Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 [Review] East Coast Country : A North Queensland Dreaming
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'Signing off on his meditation on time and change, Alan Frost describes his Melbourne garden, where plants from Far North Queensland are the remainder and reminder of his childhood home. Frost's 'dreaming' takes him back to his origins but this experience confirms loss as much as it supplies completion. His narrative restages a series of returns and exposes a longing or regret for the love which 'leads us to endure'. This book is a braided narrative: a personal memoir interwoven with, and occasionally unravelling from, a more variegated history of the 'East Coast Country' named by the poet Val Vallis. The writing attempts to redeem the sense of separation and loss, the homesickness, which pervades Frost's personal story; more problematically its dreaming stakes a wider claim to this country.' (Introduction) 

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    y separately published work icon Queensland Review vol. 4 no. 2 October 1997 Z1095026 1997 periodical issue 'It is the policy of Queensland Review to dedicate all or part of certain issues to a single topic or event of particular interest and relevance to Queenslanders. This is the second such issue - the first was the special issue guest edited by Lynette Finch on Queensland childhoods. This issue incorporates papers delivered at a recent seminar on the criminal justice system in Queensland. Our guest editor for these papers is Dr Tim Prenzler, the Convenor of that seminar, whose special editorial begins on the next page. The remaining article in this issue, Doug Hunt's excellent overview of the development of the Queensland industrial relations system during the 1990's, has been separately refereed.' (Foreword)  1997 pg. 90-92
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