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Gillian Bouras

Gillian Bouras’ books include Aphrodite and the Others (1994).

National Library Australian Essay | 'Writing Down the Voice' by Gillian Bouras

June 1998, no. 201 01 June 1998
My great-grandfather Robert had a beard, a pointed one, presumably grey. He stands in a sepia-coloured photograph, gazing steadily at the camera, leaning on a walking stick and wearing a grainy-looking overcoat. But these are only dimly recollected details: I have not looked at the relevant album for years. Much more vivid is the voice I never heard. It was transmitted by my mother, who is now als ... (read more)