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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Comfort of Water : A River Pilgrimage
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'The Comfort of Water: A River Pilgrimage, Maya Ward's lyrical exploration of her river as it winds through the city and the wild is a revelation, a testament to the fact that the greatest of worlds are often at our doorstep. Its author understands the power of the natural world to transform lives, and writes about the connection between a river and the self with humility, humour, and a clear-headed wisdom. The telling of her own journey and that of her fellow walkers is seamlessly woven together with ecological and cultural history, the revelation of the pilgrim's path and the unknowable depth of Aboriginal myth. Through trekking this Wurundjeri Songline, this ancient, ever-renewing river, she discovers rich possibilities of belonging, and shares how a river can nourish the passion and resilience required to transform our world.' (Publishers' website)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Yarraville, Footscray - Maribyrnong area, Melbourne - West, Melbourne, Victoria,: Transit Lounge , 2011 .
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      Extent: 272p.
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      • Maps by Ian Faulkner
      ISBN: 9780980846218 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Literary Stiles and Symbolic Culture : Returning to the Problem of Writing Patrick Jones , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , December vol. 4 no. 2 2014;
'In an attempt to uncover all the drivers that construct a society that is inherently anti-ecological Jones, in this chapter of his doctoral thesis, Walking for food: regaining permapoesis, turns the lens onto writing itself and offers up a provocation: Does writing erode ecological intelligence? We know or believe writing constructs civil intelligence, that is intelligence required for growing cities and other anthropocentric environments, but does it aid or hinder the development of ecological society? The chapter takes the form of a letter written to writer and environmentalist Maya Ward. Maya's reply can be read as part of Jones' full thesis, available through the UWS library and online databases.' (Publication summary)
Untitled Ian McFarlane , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Voice : A Journal of Comment and Review , December no. 40 2011; (p. 19-22)

— Review of The Comfort of Water : A River Pilgrimage Maya Ward , 2011 single work diary ; Black Swan : A Koorie Woman's Life Eileen Harrison , Carolyn Landon , 2011 single work autobiography
Yarra Pilgrimage and an Artist's Journey Ian McFarlane , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 July 2011; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Comfort of Water : A River Pilgrimage Maya Ward , 2011 single work diary ; Black Swan : A Koorie Woman's Life Eileen Harrison , Carolyn Landon , 2011 single work autobiography
The Walking Manifesto Stella Clarke , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2 -3 July 2011; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Comfort of Water : A River Pilgrimage Maya Ward , 2011 single work diary
Off the Shelf : Memoir Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 25 June 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of The Comfort of Water : A River Pilgrimage Maya Ward , 2011 single work diary
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 5 June 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of The Comfort of Water : A River Pilgrimage Maya Ward , 2011 single work diary
Off the Shelf : Memoir Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 25 June 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of The Comfort of Water : A River Pilgrimage Maya Ward , 2011 single work diary
The Walking Manifesto Stella Clarke , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2 -3 July 2011; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Comfort of Water : A River Pilgrimage Maya Ward , 2011 single work diary
Yarra Pilgrimage and an Artist's Journey Ian McFarlane , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 July 2011; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Comfort of Water : A River Pilgrimage Maya Ward , 2011 single work diary ; Black Swan : A Koorie Woman's Life Eileen Harrison , Carolyn Landon , 2011 single work autobiography
Untitled Ian McFarlane , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Voice : A Journal of Comment and Review , December no. 40 2011; (p. 19-22)

— Review of The Comfort of Water : A River Pilgrimage Maya Ward , 2011 single work diary ; Black Swan : A Koorie Woman's Life Eileen Harrison , Carolyn Landon , 2011 single work autobiography
Literary Stiles and Symbolic Culture : Returning to the Problem of Writing Patrick Jones , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , December vol. 4 no. 2 2014;
'In an attempt to uncover all the drivers that construct a society that is inherently anti-ecological Jones, in this chapter of his doctoral thesis, Walking for food: regaining permapoesis, turns the lens onto writing itself and offers up a provocation: Does writing erode ecological intelligence? We know or believe writing constructs civil intelligence, that is intelligence required for growing cities and other anthropocentric environments, but does it aid or hinder the development of ecological society? The chapter takes the form of a letter written to writer and environmentalist Maya Ward. Maya's reply can be read as part of Jones' full thesis, available through the UWS library and online databases.' (Publication summary)
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  • Yarra River, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria,
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