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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... vol. 37 December 2010 of LiNQ est. 1969 LiNQ
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* Contents derived from the 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Washing-Basketi"the word 'backyard' suggests a lawn", Ashley Capes , single work poetry (p. 17)
Outside vs Inside : A Memoir : Magnetic Island, Nicole Crowe , single work autobiography
Crowe recalls her childhood spent on Magnetic Island, and her subsequent travel overseas.
(p. 18-22)
Larger Than Lifei"The Great Poet, a big man,", Kevin Densley , single work poetry (p. 22)
Fantome Island, Great Barrier Reef, Susan Manworren , single work prose
A visit to Fantome Island prompts Susan Manworren to ponder its history as a leper colony, and how life would have been for those sent there.
(p. 24-25)
Dead Reckoning : The Breaksea Islanders and Me, Sarah Drummond , single work autobiography
Drummond recounts her experience of spending time on the now abandoned Breaksea Island, formerly a seal-hunting station in the early nineteenth century.
(p. 26-34)
Mum's Map of Tassiei"seen by all the family,", Kevin Densley , single work poetry (p. 34)
Cutawayi"From where we stand we can see the beach", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 35)
For the Sake of Balancei"next to the island of Haiti", Kevin Densley , single work poetry (p. 40)
Letters to My Grandchildren : Neptune Island, Marlis Burdon , single work autobiography
Burdon's description of her idyllic life on an isolated island is told through the letters she has written to her four grandchildren.
(p. 41-46)
New Rhythms : Earth, Air, Water - South Neptune Islands, Hannah Steel , single work autobiography
Steel desribes her life on an isolated island and the effects of the passing of the seasons.
(p. 47-50)
An Indifferent Angel, Nicole Holyer , single work short story fantasy
Jess, in her search for Billy, flies on the back of a large seabird to an island, where she allows the sea to swallow her. Across the seabed she travels, searching the strange underwater world until she hears Billy's voice. Reunited, Billy and Jess once again share blissful times above and below the water. However, Billy explains to Jess that she does not belong there and insists she must return to the surface.
(p. 61-72)
Constellationsi"we sit on the bonnet at Trig to watch", Peter Dawncy , single work poetry (p. 92)
The Island and the (Metaphor) Autobiographer : Arthur Koestler on the River, M. P. French , single work criticism
Martin French discusses the processes and intricacies involved in autobiographical writing and draws upon the works of Hungarian-born writer, Arthur Koestler, to illustrate the use of metaphor in relation to history and life.
(p. 118-127)
Death in the Rainforesti"Frollicking", Kim Jewell , single work poetry (p. 141)
Environment and Colonial Shadows : Green Island 1932, Deborah Jordan , single work prose
Jordan explores the Palmers' response to Green Island during and after the nine months they spent there, particularly their 'search to understand the meaning of the island ... as well as the surrounding reef, and its relationship to the ocean.'
(p. 142-158)
Note: Includes portrait photographs, and facsimiles.
Among the Cays : Coral Islands in Embryo, Nettie Palmer , single work prose
Palmer describes the islands and cays of the Great Barrier Reef in far north Queensland. His descriptions detail the landscape, vegetation, and wildlife of the area, as well as human activity.
(p. 159-162)
Half-Liferi"Looking out, he could see half the screen and hear", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 162)
Whitsunday Passage, Vance Palmer , single work essay
Palmer describes the natural environment of the Whitsunday Passage, and speculates that the islands, with a bit of development, could one day become a viable tourist attraction.
(p. 163-165)
Islands of Story, Eileen Spencer , single work review
— Review of Reading Madame Bovary Amanda Lohrey , 2010 selected work short story ;
A largely favourable review of Lohrey's first collection of short fiction in which, says Spencer, the theme that speaks most strongly 'is that life can be enhanced by literature that helps us live our lives like characters in books.'
(p. 172-174)
Local Focus, Widespread Appeal, Jacqueline Connelly , single work review
— Review of The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow Thea Astley , 1996 single work novel ;
Connelly suggests that this re-release of Astley's fictional work may have been inspired by the publication of Hooper's The Tall Man, a topical work of non-fiction, as both books deal with tragic events on Palm Island. Astley, says Connelly, 'creates an artistically thoughtful critique that addresses ... some of society's most controversial sore spots.'
(p. 174-176)

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Alternative title: Islands
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