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'I was born in Perth, Western Australia, just over 500 kilometres, by whitefella roads, from the town where my grandfather was born, a town in the middle of his ancestral country where our people have lived forever, or so close to forever that it might as well be. He never went far from Noongar country, he lived there, he worked there, he was buried there. The only time he left Country was to fight in a war that whitefellas were fighting in the name of our colonisers.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 76 no. 4 December 2017 12338039 2017 periodical issue

    'We live in a moment giddy with change. Change is constant, change is fast. Change can be its own rationale, an unquestioned, irresistible propulsion to a quickly unfolding and possibly unimaginable future. Has it ever been thus? Well, yes and no. Change is both a part of what it is to be human—a desire in many cultures for progress and growth—and one of things that makes us—in many cultures—fearful and anxious.' (Editorial)

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