August 2005 no. 273

August 2005 no. 273

Kerryn Goldsworthy reviews 'The Secret River' by Kate Grenville

Kerryn Goldsworthy

Kate Grenville is a brave woman. For some years now, the representation of Aboriginal people by white writers has been hedged about by a thicket of post­colonial anxieties, profoundly problematic and important but too often manifested as hostile, holier-than-thou critique, indulging, at its most inept ..