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Editor's note: The core of this issue of Southerly arises out of an event, Watermark, a festival of nature writing that took place at Camben Haven on the north coast of New South Wales in October 2003; and it is dedicated, as that festival was, to landscape and literature.
* Contents derived from the 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Elaine Van Kempel details the inspiration for the inaugural Watermark Literary Muster in 2003. Van Kempel traces the influence of Henry Kendall and Kylie Tennant on the area of New South Wales around Camden Haven, later re-named Kendall in the poet's honour, and recalls the planning phase for the first Muster.