Australia – still unsettled

As Steve Dovers from the Australian National University put it recently, after two centuries we still seem to be struggling to settle Australia. We haven’t resolved the first vexing questions presented to us by a unique continent – the original owners, the fragile land, the scarce resources, the capricious climate, remoteness and the insecurities this generates. These first challenges to the settlement project just keep coming back, some of them in ever more frightening forms.
Griffith Review 20
Waking from The Dream
Brendan Gleeson

What’s that Bill Faulkner quote that keeps getting dragged out as a cultural capital stick to beat people with- “The past isn’t dead and buried. It isn’t even past.” Or words to that effect…

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