AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Some Versions of Coastal : Thea Astley, Captain Simpson and the North Queensland Coast
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Compares two 'versions of coastal', Astley's and Captain Thomas Beckford Simpson's, which take different perspectives on the edge, 'the one looking longingly out from land to sea, the other looking apprehensively from sea to land' (122).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes Sue Hosking (editor), Rick Hosking (editor), Rebecca Pannell (editor), Nena Bierbaum (editor), Adelaide : Wakefield Press , 2009 Z1686664 2009 anthology criticism poetry Beaches are places of contact, play, confrontation and friction: first comers always arrive on a beach. After Europeans moved into the Antipodes, the coast was the first frontier to be defined. Flinders’ circumnavigation in 1802 had mapped ‘Australia’, revealing the land as ‘girt by sea’, as the national anthem continues to remind us. All kinds of ideas about the coast, beaches, sea changes, holiday places and islands swirl and eddy in this unique collection of writing. (Publisher's website) Adelaide : Wakefield Press , 2009 pg. 114-126
Last amended 21 Oct 2010 10:26:10
114-126 Some Versions of Coastal : Thea Astley, Captain Simpson and the North Queensland Coastsmall AustLit logo
X