Blinding whiteness

Science and colonialism in the world’s deepest south

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  • Published 20220503
  • ISBN: 978-1-922212-74-0
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

Click here to listen to Coen Hird read his essay ‘Blinding whiteness’.

I’M STANDING ON the coastline looking seaward, feet planted deeply in the gold-­coated crystal sands that were once part of ancient mountains far to the south. The rock carries its story of a long tidal journey north, testament to the power of deep time. Earth is carried from freshwater to saltwater and to freshwater again. This is a story known well to Australia’s eastern beaches.

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Coen Hird

Coen Hird is trawlwoolway pakana connected to north-east lutruwita/trowunna. He is a researcher and teacher at the University of Queensland focused on ecology, climate-change biology...

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