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This essay reflects 'on the notion of a progressive imaginative vision of Australians living with their land, along the way considering a range of Australian poems and literary figures.' Wilson seeks 'realistic, celebratory visions of contemporary Australians living in their home. Specifically...the post-pastoral in Australian poetry.' (p. 1)


  • Epigraph:

    'Christmas Day. 1696.
    Came to the Southland...

    Walked northwards. Lizards,
    Reptiles. A rat-like creature
    Hunching its back; droppings
    Like loathsome birds eggs.
    Spiky bracken. Limestone.
    No signs of habitation.

    Returned to the ship after
    Three days.
    The Southland
    Hazy in the morning sun.
    Set sail.'

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    y separately published work icon Landscapes vol. 3 no. 1 Autumn 2009 Z1756110 2009 periodical issue 2009 pg. 1-17
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