Australian Fantasy (was Re: Obernewtyn (was recommended books))

Kathryn Andersen kat_lists at katspace.com
Mon Jun 24 05:41:50 EDT 2002


On Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 11:59:20AM +1000, Kathleen Jennings wrote:
> Hear, Hear!
> The 'new Australians' (Anglo-Saxon or otherwise) are displaced peoples in
> two senses. They do not belong to the land of their heritage, and they do
> not belong to the heritage of their land. So even in Patricia Wrightson, the

[snip]

> And the Australians are younger still, but we have been here long enough, I
> think, to feel some connection, however tenuous. If we have made our mark on
> the land, it has also made its mark on us.

*applause*
(throws bouquet to stage)

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