August 2019, issue no. 413
Welcome to the August issue of ABR!
Bruce Pascoe on Stan Grant
On Identity and Australia Day
Omid Tofighian on the ABR Behrouz Boochani Fellowship
A commentary on the politics of naming
'Nah Doongh's Song'
Grace Karskens' Calibre Prize-winning essay
The ABR Indigenous Fellowship - worth $10,000
Applications are now open until 1 October 2019
Forging a Treaty
Sarah Maddison and Dale Wandin on the vexed process
Ellen van Neerven on Tara June Winch
And Winch's new novel The Yield
Sandra R. Phillips on Tony Birch
And Birch's new novel The White Girl
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Nah Doongh was among the first generation of Aboriginal children who grew up in a conquered land. She was born around 1800 in the Country near present-day Kingswood, just south-east of Moorroo Morack, Penrith, and she lived until the late 1890s ...
Anna Clark reviews Australia’s First Naturalists: Indigenous peoples’ contribution to early zoology by Penny Olsen and Lynette Russell
What does it mean to really know an ecosystem? To name all the plants and animals in a place and understand their interactions? To feel an embodied connection to Country? To see and hear in ways that confirm and extend that knowledge?
The late historian Patrick Wolfe did not pull any punches when he wrote that colonialism seeks to eliminate and replace the Indigenous cultures holding sovereignty over the lands and resources that colonisers wish to claim ...
Don’t feel sorry about it, if you remember
blue Darlinghurst nights like particular quilts
a generation of painters saw
before we arrived there, or found ourselves
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• Felicity Plunkett on Nick Cave and trauma's aftermath
• Calibre Essay Prize runner-up Sarah Walker's personal essay on pregnancy
• Jack Callil on Ali Smith's new novel Spring
• Alan Atkinson on James Dunk's history of New South Wales
• Zora Simic on #MeToo, a compilation of essays on the movement
May 2019, no. 410
• Johanna Leggatt on City of Trees by Sophie Cunningham
• Peter Rose reviews On David Malouf by Nam Le
• Beejay Silcox on the lure of dystopian fiction in the age of Trump
• Daniel Halliday on why politicians find tax justice so hard
• Paul Giles on Ian McEwan's latest sci-fi-inspired Machines Like Me