In the same boat

Navigating Australia

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  • Published 20180501
  • ISBN: 9781925603323
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this essay contains references to deceased people.


SWINGING IN MY hammock, it’s hard to get to sleep. Beside my head the sea bounces between hull and wharf – a hollow liquid sound, repetitive scrape and gollop. The rhythm hauls up lines from a sea shanty:

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Andrea Baldwin

Andrea Baldwin is a psychologist and eco-writer based in Queensland. She holds PhDs in psychology and creative writing. Her work has been previously published...

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