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The literature of Australia : an anthology

Author: Nicholas Jose
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: The result of a collaboration between Sydney's Macquarie University and International PEN Sydney Centre, and funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Research Council, The Literature of Australia gathers the most distinctive and most significant of the nation's writing. Highlights include: Coverage of over two hundred years of literature in all genres, from the 1700s to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Macquarie PEN anthology of Australian literature.
Literature of Australia.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009
(OCoLC)762303914
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Jose
ISBN: 9780393072617 0393072614 9780393934663 0393934667
OCLC Number: 317473434
Notes: "First published in Australia by Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd 2009 under the title Macquarie PEN anthology of Australian literature"--Title page verso.
Description: xxxviii, 1464 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Thomas Keneally --
About the editors --
List of abbreviations --
Acknowledgements --
General introduction / Nicholas Jose --
Aboriginal literature / Anita Heiss and Peter Minter --
Literature to 1900 / Elizabeth Webby --
Literature 1900-1950 / Nicole Moore --
Fiction and drama from 1950 / Kerryn Goldsworthy --
Poetry and non-fiction from 1950 / David McCooey --
from: Journal of a first fleet surgeon / George Worgan (1757-1838) --
from: Complete account of the settlement at Port Jackson / Watkin Tench (1758-1833) --
Letter to Mr Philips, Lord Sydney's steward / Bennelong (c1764-1813) --
Letter to Brigid Kingdon / Elizabeth Macarthur (1766-1850) --
from: Voyage to Terra Australis / Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) --
Kangaroo / Barron Field (1786-1846) --
Native's lament / Anonymous --
from: Hermit in Van Diemen's land / Henry Savery (1791-1842) --
Swan river eclogue / Anonymous --
Jim Jones at Botany Bay / Anonymous --
from: Two expeditions into the interior of Southern Australia / Charles Sturt (1795-1969) --
Aboriginal mother (from Myall's Creek) / Eliza Dunlop (1796-1880) --
Convict's tour to hell / Frank the poet (c 1810-c 1861) --
Moreton Bay / Anonymous --
Letter to her father / Eliza Brown (1810-1896) --
from: Notes and sketches of New South Wales / Louisa Anne Meredith (1812-1895) --
Beautiful squatter --
Mid-summer noon in the Australian Forest --
Confession --
Consummation / Charles Harpur (1813-1868) --
Letter to colonial secretary, Van Diemen's land / Mary Ann Arthur (c 1819-1871) --
Letter to colonial secretary, Van Diemen's land / Walter George Arthur (c 1820-1861) --
from: Lady's visit to the gold diggings of Australia in 1852-1853 / Ellen Clacy (c 1820-?) --
Song of Australia / Caroline Carleton (c 1820-1874) --
Aboriginal or Flinders Island chronicle --
Flinders Island weekly chronicle --
Weekly Chronicle / Thomas Brune (c 1823-1841) --
Letter to the editor by the Coranderrk Aborigines / William Barak (c 1824-1903) --
from: Clara Morison / Catherine Helen Spence (1825-1910) --
from: Robbery under arms / Rolf Boldrewood (1826-1915) --
Speech on Mr Wentworth's Constitutional Bill / DH Deniehy (1828-1865) --
Eumerella shore / Anonymous --
Wild colonial boy / Anonymous --
Sick stockrider / Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870) --
Spider and the fly / Waif Wander (c 1833-c 1910) --
Cabbage-tree hollow, and the valley of the grose / Louisa Atkinson (1834-1872) --
Stringy bark and green hide / George Chanson (1835-1898) --
from: Australia twice traversed / Ernest Giles (1835-1897) --
Bell-birds --
Late Mr A L Gordon: in memoriam / Henry Kendall (1839-1882) --
from: Dominion of Australia / WHL Ranken (1839-1902) --
Shepherd / AJ Boyd (1842-1928) --
from: Such is life / Joseph Furphy (1843-1912) --
Seeking --
Answer --
Wind of destiny / Ada Cambridge (1844-1926) --
from: His natural life --
Nasturtium villas --
Preface to Adam Lindsay Gordon's Sea spray and smoke drift / Marcus Clarke (1846-1881) --
Where the pelican builds / Mary Hannay Foott (1846-1918) --
That nonsensical idea / Louisa Lawson (1848-1920) --
Monsieur Caloche / Tasma (1848-1897) --
Letter to the editor / Bessie Cameron (c 1851-1895) --
from: Confessions of a beachcomber / EJ Banfield (1852-1923) --
from: My life and work / Taam Sze Pui (c 1853-1926) --
Letter to her mother / Audrey Tennyson (1854-1916) --
Jerilderie letter / Ned Kelly (1855-1880) --
How Muster-Master Stoneman earned his breakfast / Price Warung (1855-1911) --
Chosen vessel / Barbara Baynton (1857-1929) --
Correggio Jones / Victor Daley (c 1858-1905) --
Letter to Edith Brangy / Kitty Brangy (c 1859-1918) --
Letter to solicitor, for Captain Page, secretary of the Victorian board for the protection of Aborigines / Annie Rich (c 1859-1937) --
Petition to the king / William Cooper (c 1861-1941) --
Man from Snowy river --
Waltzing Matilda --
Mulga Bill's bicycle / Banjo Paterson (1864-1941) --
Poet's mother / AG Stephens (1865-1933) --
Eve-song --
Measure --
Old Botany Bay --
Australia --
Fourteen men / Mary Gilmore (1865-1962) --
Where the dead men lie / Barcroft Boake (1866-1892) --
Australia / Bernard O'Dowd (1866-1953) --
Faces in the street --
Drover's wife --
Union buries its dead --
In a dry season / Henry Lawson (1867-1922) --
from: On our selection! / Steele Rudd (1868-1935) --
War time / Mary E Fullerton (1868-1946) --
from: Seven little Australians / Ethel Turner (1870-1958) --
She is the night: all horror is of her --
Fire in the heavens, and fire along the hills --
O desolate eves along the way, how oft --
Land I came thro' last was dumb with night / Christopher Brennan (1870-1932) --
from: Fortunes of Richard Mahony / Henry Handel Richardson (1870-1946) --
from: Jonah / Louis Stone (1871-1935) --
ANZAC --
Transports / John Le Gay Brereton (1871-1933) --
Petition to DN McLeod, vice-chairman of the Victorian board for the protection of Aborigines / Maggie Mobourne (c 1872-1917) --
from: Tom Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland / Constance Campbell Petrie (1872-1926) --
Honeythirst --
Girl with the black hair --
Orange tree --
Poor, poor country / John Shaw Neilson (1872-1942) --
Aborigines, their traditions and customs: where did they come from? --
Hungarrda --
Narrinyeri saying --
Voice of the great spirit / David Unaipon (1872-1967) --
Under the black flag / Anna Morgan (1874-1935) --
Star-tribes / Fred Biggs (c 1875-1961) and Roland Robinson (1912-1992) --
from: Songs of a sentimental bloke / CJ Dennis (1876-1938) --
from: Time is not yet ripe / Louis Esson (1878-1943) --
Said Hanrahan / PJ Hartigan (1878-1952) --
from: My brilliant career --
Letter to Katharine Susannah Prichard / Miles Franklin (1879-1954) --
from: On the wool track / C E W Bean (1879-1968) --
from: Magic Pudding / Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) --
from: Middle parts of fortune / Frederic Manning (1882-1935) --
Aborigines claim citizen rights! / William Ferguson (1882-1950) and John Patten (1905-1957) --
Sick assailant / Anna Wickham (1883-1947) --
Marlene --
Letter to Miles Franklin / Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969) --
My country / Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968) --
from: Fourteen years / Nettie Palmer (1885-1964) --
In the public library --
My heart is a pomegranate full of sweet fancies --
Machinist's song --
Grotesque / Lesbia Harford (1891-1927) --
from: Outbreak of love / Martin Boyd (1893-1972) --
from: Sugar heaven / Jean Devanny (1894-1962) --
Forgotten people / Robert Menzies (1894-1978) --
from: Fortunate life / A B Facey (1894-1982) --
Australian literature --
Persimmon tree / Marjorie Barnard (1897-1987) --
from: Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow / M Barnard Eldershaw (1897-1987 Barnard; 1897-1956 Eldershaw) --
Letter to Jim Bassett / Norman Harris (c 1898-1968) --
via the bridge / Ricketty Kate (1898-1971) --
Cultural Cringe / A A Phillips (1900-1985) --
Up in Mabel's room --
Backless Betty from Bondi --
Five bells --
Last trams --
South country --
Beach burial / Kenneth Slessor (1901-1971) --
from: Capricornia / Xavier Herbert (1901-1984) --
from: Timeless land / Eleanor Dark (1901-1985) --
Radio broadcast / Pearl Gibbs (1901-1983) --
from: Upsurge / JM Harcourt (1902-1971) --
from: For love alone --
Uncle Morgan at the Nats / Christina Stead (1902-1983) --
Grey kangaroo / Alan Marshall (1902-1984) --
from: Come in spinner / Dymphna Cusack (1902-1981) and Florence James (1902-1993) --
Wind at your door / Robert D Fitzgerald (1902-1987) --
Where the cooler bars grow / Lennie Lower (1903-1947) --
Native-born --
from: Pea pickers / Eve Langley (1904-1974) --
Nightshift / John Morrison (1904-1998) --
Letter to the editor / Doug Nicholls (1906-1988) --
Australia --
Ascent into hell --
Death of a bird --
Crossing the frontier --
Inscription for a war --
Mayan books / A D Hope (1907-2000) --
from: Alien son / Judah Waten (1911-1985) --
from: Watcher on the cast-iron balcony / Hal Porter (1911-1984). from: Ride on stranger / Kylie Tennant (1912-1988) --
from: Voss --
Prodigal son --
Miss Slattery and her demon lover / Patrick White (1912-1990) --
from: My brother Jack / George Johnston (1912-1970) --
Boomerang racket / Joe Timbery (1912-1978) --
Green centipede --
Fierce country --
Marree --
Afghan --
Place names --
Sombrero / Douglas Stewart (1913-1985) --
Ahh-bush-honey there! / Bill Neidjie (c 1913-2002) --
from: Diaries of Donald Friend / Donald Friend (1914-1989) --
Tomb of lieutenant John Learmonth, AIF / J S Manifold (1915-1985) --
South of my days --
Surfer --
Nigger's leap, New England --
Woman to man --
Eroded hills --
Two fires --
At Cooloolah --
Eve to her daughters --
Memory --
Skins / Judith Wright (1915-2000) --
Men in green --
Winter --
Kelly country --
Australian dream / David Campbell (1915-1979) --
from: History of Australia / Manning Clark (1915-1991) --
Yirrkala bark petition / Yirrkala People --
Letter to Mr H E Giese, director of Aboriginal welfare, NT / Narritjin Maymuru (c 1916-1981) --
from: Tirra Lirra by the river / Jessica Anderson (b 1916) --
Envoi --
Terra Australis --
Dialogue --
St John's park, New Town --
Credo --
Father, mother, son / James McAuley (1917-1976) --
First-born --
Black tracker --
Warru --
Integration --
Walker / Jack Davis (1917-2000) --
Dürer: Innsbruck, 1495 --
Night piece --
Petit testament / Ern Malley --
Gurindji petition to Lord Casey, Governor general / Vincent Lingiari (1919-1988) --
Christmas parcel / Olga Masters (1919-1986) --
from: Pride against prejudice / Ida West (1919-2003) --
Child with a cockatoo --
Over the frontier --
Almond-tree in the King James version --
Who? --
Reading aloud / Rosemary Dobson (b 1920) --
from: Sun on the stubble / Colin Thiele (1920-2006) --
Speech launching the petition of the federal council for Aboriginal advancement --
Aboriginal charter of rights --
Dispossessed --
We are going --
Assimilation-no! --
Integration-yes! --
Dawn is at hand --
No more boomerang --
Ballad of the totems / Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920-1993) --
from: Aunts up the cross / Robin Dalton (b 1920) --
Father and child (part 1) --
Matinee --
Carnal knowledge II --
Andante --
Dialogue --
Mother who gave me life --
Bone scan --
Sick philosopher --
Letter to Tony Riddell / Gwen Harwood (1920-1995) --
from: Summer of the seventeenth doll / Ray Lawler (B 1921) --
from: Education of young Donald / Donald Horne (1921-2005) --
from: Auntie Rita / Rita Huggins (1921-1996) and Jackie Huggins (b 1956) --
from: East of time / Jacob G Rosenberg (1922-2008) --
Clancy and Dooley and Don McLeod --
Grave fairytale --
Living dangerously --
from: Man from Mukinupin --
from: Wild card / Dorothy Hewett (1923-2002) --
Images in Aspic / Charmian Clift (1923-1969) --
from: Million wild acres / Eric Rolls (1923-2007) --
Night runner / Elizabeth Jolley (1923-2007) --
from: Karobran / Monica Clare (1924-1973) --
Explorer's wife --
End of the picnic --
Eyre all alone (part 1) --
Ward two (parts 1 & 2) / Francis Webb (1925-1973) --
Golden builders (part 1) / Vincent Buckley (1925-1988) --
from: It's raining in Mango / Thea Astley (1925-2004) --
from: And I always been moving! / Jessie Lennon (c 1925-2000) --
from: One day of the year / Alan Seymour (b 1927) --
Letters to live poets (parts 1 & 6) / Bruce Beaver (1928-2004) --
Sydney cove, 1788 --
On this day I complete my fortieth year --
Sex and the over forties --
Exequy --
What I have written I have written / Peter Porter (b 1929) --
Evening --
Parellels / R A Simpson (1929-2002) --
from: Sacred places / K S Inglis (b 1929) --
from: Rush that never ended / Geoffrey Blainey (b 1930) --
Dragon of Kashmir / Mena Abdullah (b 1930) and Ray Mathew (1929-2002) --
Victorian hangman tells his love --
Homecoming --
And a good Friday was had by all / Bruce Dawe (b 1930) --
Ngalalak/white cockatoo --
Muralkarra/crow / Frank Malkorda (c 1930-1993) --
from People in glass houses / Shirley Hazzard (b 1931) --
from: Year of living dangerously / Christopher Koch (b 1932) --
Balmoral summer --
Tasmania --
Sydney perhaps / Vivian Smith (b 1933) --
People are legends --
from: Cherry pickers --
Redfern --
Me and Jackomari talkin' about land rights --
Tree --
Speech at the Aboriginal tent embassy, Canberra --
Song of dreamtime / Kevin Gilbert (1933-1993) --
Tiananmen Square June 4, 1989 --
Makassar, 1956 / Fay Zwicky (b 1933) --
Discourse in Eden --
Mother's day letter: not for posting / Jennifer Strauss (b 1933) --
Maroan --
Edna's hymn --
Letter to Richard Allen --
from: More please / Barry Humphries (b 1934) --
Swing --
Introspection --
God --
Elegy --
Puck disembarks --
New Year / Chris Wallace-Crabbe (b 1934) --
Year of the foxes --
Poem --
First place --
Only speaker of his tongue --
7 last words of the emperor Hadrian / David Malouf (b 1934) --
from: Don't take your love to town / Ruby Langford Ginibi (b 1934) --
from: Road from Coorain / Jill Ker Conway (b 1934) --
Brown skin baby / Bob Randall (b 1934) --
from: Tiger's eye / Inga Clendinnen (b 1934) --
from: Merry-go-round in the sea / Randolph Stow (b 1935) --
from: Bring larks and heros --
from: Schindler's ark / Thomas Keneally (b 1935) --
from: Just relations --
Missing person / Rodney Hall (b 1935) --
City of home --
For Judith Wright / Thomas Shapcott (b 1935) --
Letter to the editor / Charles Perkins (1936-2000) --
from: Pemulwuy / Eric Willmot (b 1936) --
Burnum Burnum declaration / Burnum Burnum (1936-1997) --
from: Ancestor game / Alex Miller (b 1936) --
Boat people-big trial / Herb Wharton (b 1936) --
from: Follow the rabbit-proof fence / Doris Pilkington (b 1937) --
Rainwater tank --
Quality of sprawl --
Second essay on interest: the emu --
Bats' ultrasound --
Hearing impairment --
Poetry and religion --
Tin wash dish --
Last hellos --
Instrument --
Cool green / Les Murray (b 1938) --
from: Forty-seventeen / Frank Moorhouse (b 1938) --
from: Master of the ghost dreaming / Mudrooroo (b 1938) --
from: Culture of complaint / Robert Hughes (b 1938) --
from: Winter sparrows / Mary Rose Liverani (b 1939) --
from: Unreliable memoirs / Clive James (b 1939) --
Why I write what I write / Gerald Murnane (b 1939) --
Tottie Tippett / Barbara Hanrahan (1939-1991) --
from: Daddy, we hardly knew you / Germaine Greer (b 1939) --
Ape / Peter Steele (b 1939) --
Journeys west of 'war' / J S Harry (b 1939) --
Smalltown memorials / Geoff Page (b 1940) --
Dead father / Andrew Taylor (b 1940) --
from: Yinti / Jimmy Pike (c 1940-2002) --
from: Elizabeth Costello / J M Coetzee (b 1940) --
Thirteen long-playing Haiku / Geoffrey Lehmann (b 1940) --
Life of the party / Murray Bail (b 1941) --
Cliffs --
Slow wing --
First poem-metamorphosis / Jennifer Rankin (1941-1979) --
Ismini / Beverley Farmer (b 1941) --
from: Shearers' motel / Roger McDonald (b 1941) --
from: Here comes the nigger / Gerry Bostock (b 1942) --
from: Children's Bach --
Life of art --
At the morgue / Helen Garner (b 1942) --
from: Emerald City / David Williamson (b 1942) --
To number one fella big white boss / John A Newfong (1943-1999) --
Sonnets to be written from prison --
My granny --
Songs for Juno --
Greenshank --
Thinking of Eurydice at midnight / Robert Adamson (b 1943) --
American dreams --
from: True history of the Kelly Gang / Peter Carey (b 1943) --
Lap, Phar / Barry Andrews (1943-1987). At the laundromat --
Ode to Col Joye --
Country Veranda --
Having completed my fortieth year --
After Hölderlin / John Tranter (b 1943) --
Lizards / Barry Hill (b 1943) --
from: Sweet water-stolen land / Philip McLaren (b 1943) --
from: Sadness / William Yang (b 1943) --
from: Snake cradle / Roberta Sykes (b c 1943) --
from: Shark net / Robert Drewe (b 1943) --
Addendum to the first fleet journals / Gerard Windsor (b 1944) --
from: Mother's disgrace / Robert Dessaix (b 1944) --
Ghost of the Swagman / Paul Keating (b 1944) --
from: Glade within the grove / David Foster (b 1944) --
Migrant hostel / Peter Skrzynecki (b 1945) --
from: Damned whores and God's police / Anne Summers (b 1945) --
Diptych / Robert Gray (b 1945) --
One of the preambles --
Life cycle of the supermarket trolley --
How democracy actually works / Michael Leunig (b 1945) --
From little things big things grow / Kev Carmody (b 1946) --
Poem for Gran / John Muk Muk Burke (b 1946) --
from: Stravinsky's lunch / Drusilla Modjeska (b 1946) --
Sea-cucumber --
Typewriter, considered as a bee-trap / Martin Johnston (1947-1990) --
Slaughters of the Bulumwaal butcher / Bruce Pascoe (b 1947) --
Sitting, wondering, do I have a place here? / Errol West (1947-2001) --
from: Patrick White / David Marr (b 1947) --
from: Camille's bread / Amanda Lohrey (b 1947) --
Wool pickers / Alf Taylor (b 1947) --
Pas de Deux for lovers --
Fix --
Flying / Michael Dransfield (1948-1973) --
Pride of Erin --
Plato's dog / John Scott (b 1948) --
Barunga statement / Galarrwuy Yunupingu (b 1948) --
Muse of Bauxite --
Child's Christmas in Warrnambool / John Clarke (b 1948) --
Welcome speech to conference on the position of Indigenous people in national constitutions / Patrick Dodson (b 1948) --
At the wall / Pam Brown (b 1948) --
Value of writers / Rosie Scott (b 1948) --
from: Lovemakers --
Come on Aussie / Alan Wearne (b 1948) --
Rain governs the small hours / Alan Gould (b 1948) --
from: Ash range --
from: Epigrams of martial --
Drinking socially --
Air time / Laurie Duggan (b 1949) --
from: Wandering girl / Glenyse Ward (b 1949) --
Paris to Pam Brown / Ken Bolton (b 1949) --
Uluru by champagne --
Emily Kngwarreye / Jennifer Martiniello (b 1949) --
Your voice is my flute / Yahia Al-Samawy (b 1949) --
Dracula on the Monaro --
Old Europe stared at her breakfast / Jennifer Maiden (b 1949) --
Box / Kevin Brophy (b 1949) --
To the bobbydazzlers --
Stalin's holidays --
Ode/'goodbye memory' --
Speed, a pastoral --
Love poem --
Anzac day / John Forbes (1950-1998) --
from: Lilian's story / Kate Grenville (b 1950) --
Tunnel rats of Phuoc Tuy / Kenny Laughton (b 1950) --
Seeing Gallipoli from the sky / Philip Salom (b 1950) --
from: Radiance / Louis Nowra (b 1950) --
We all bear the cost if apology is not paid / Mick Dodson (b 1950) --
from: Plains of promise --
from: Carpentaria / Alexis Wright (b 1950) --
from: Shanghai dancing / Brian Castro (b 1950) --
Australia --
Little red riding hood / Ania Walwicz (b 1951) --
from: My place / Sally Morgan (b 1951) --
from: Well, I heard it on the radio and I saw it on television / Marcia Langton (b 1951) --
All will be revealed --
Sun pictorial / Stephen Edgar (b 1951) --
Night before your return / Jill Jones (b 1951) --
Kiss --
Australia / Peter Goldsworthy (b 1951) --
from: Kadaitcha sung / Sam Watson (b 1952) --
Facing the Pacific at night --
Calm / Kevin Hart (b 1954) --
from: Monkey's mask / Dorothy Porter (b 1954-2008) --
from: Away / Michael Gow (b 1955) --
Six feet of land rights --
Holocaust island / Graeme Dixon (b 1955) --
Took the children away / Archie Roach (b 1955) --
Modernity / Gail Jones (b 1955) --
Donatello in Wangaratta --
from: Rose boys / Peter Rose (b 1955) --
Ungrateful immigrant --
Listening to the Chinese woman philosopher / Ouyang Yu (b 1955) --
If I had a gun --
Hay fever --
Critique of pure reason / Gig Ryan (b 1956) --
Gurrwayi Gurrwayi, the rain bird --
Wangkaja, the mangrove crab / Pat Torres (b 1956) --
Treaty / Mandawuy Yunupingu (b 1956) --
Yachts --
How to love bats --
Saffron picker / Judith Beveridge (b 1956) --
Let's get physical / Kerry Reed-Gilbert (b 1956) --
from: Hotel Sorrento / Hannie Rayson (b 1957) --
Opium tea / Nick Cave (b 1957) --
from: Benang / Kim Scott (b 1957) --
from: Hamilton case / Michelle De Kretser (b 1957) --
Language of bleak averages --
Profile of the dead / Anthony Lawrence (b 1957) --
Shields strong, Nulla Nullas alive --
Decorative rasp, weaved roots --
Ecology --
For I come-death in custody --
Kath Walker --
Dulpai-ila ngari Kim Mo-Man --
Alcheringa / Lionel Fogarty (b 1958) --
Quickening --
Take heart / Sarah Day (b 1958) --
Palinode --
Shooting the dogs --
Strathbogie ranges 1965 --
Cytotoxic rigor / Philip Hodgins (1959-1995) --
from: Volcano / Venero Armanno (b 1959) --
My father's axe / Tim Winton (b 1960) --
Post-colonial --
Changi / Adam Aitken (b 1960) --
Women's liberation --
Woman of the dreaming --
Urbanised Reebocks --
Taxi / Lisa Bellear (1961-2006) --
from: Sound of one hand clapping / Richard Flanagan (b 1961) --
Fall / Jordie Albiston (b 1961) --
Marshes --
Nettle song / Emma Lew (b 1962) --
Totem poem (lines 1-245) / Luke Davies (b 1962) --
Ash Saturday / Craig Sherborne (b 1962) --
Two world one / Richard Frankland (b 1963) --
Vital waters --
Map: land subjected to inundation / John Kinsella (b 1963) --
Wungong --
Eclipse, Kenwick, 1974 / Tracy Ryan (b 1964) --
from: Dead Europe / Christos Tsiolkas (b 1965) --
from: 1988 / Andrew McGahan (b 1966) --
Republic of love / Delia Falconer (b 1966) --
from: Steam pigs / Melissa Lucashenko (b 1967) --
from: Of a boy / Sonya Hartnett (b 1968) --
Genocide is never justified / Romaine Moreton (b 1969) --
White stucco dreaming --
For the wake and skeleton dance --
Cheap white-goods at the dreamtime sale / Samuel Wagan Watson (b 1972) --
from: Vietnam: a psychic guide / Chi Vu (b 1973) --
Glossary --
Selected reading --
Sources and permissions --
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Other Titles: Macquarie PEN anthology of Australian literature.
Responsibility: general editor, Nicholas Jose ; foreword by Thomas Keneally.
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