Both it and the Wright properties lie on a line roughly between Armidale and Nambucca Heads. Walker, Flame and Shadow , The reading presented here is at odds with that offered by Walker, who sees in the metaphors of falling darkness and rising tide confirmation of the inevitability of colonisation.
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Give Feedback. Get Information. MOL Viewer. Open Access Article. Based in oral traditions and song cycles, contemporary Aboriginal Australian poetry is full of allusions to the environment.
Not merely a physical backdrop for human activities, the ancient Aboriginal landscape is a nexus of ecological, spiritual, material, and more-than-human overlays—and one which is increasingly compromised by modern technological impositions. In literary studies, while Aboriginal poetry has become the subject of critical interest, few studies have foregrounded the interconnections between environment and technology.
Instead, scholarship tends to focus on the socio-political and cultural dimensions of the writing. How have contemporary Australian Aboriginal poets responded to the impacts of environmental change and degradation? How have poets addressed the effects of modern technology in ancestral environments, or country?