Filling the void

Building Eden on the spoils of mining

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  • Published 20230502
  • ISBN: 978-1-922212-83-2
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

In the Book of Genesis, the river passing through Eden divides in four after watering the garden. One branch winds through Havilah, a land in which gold is to be found, of exceptional purity. 

On a Christian message board, one believer is convinced they have triangulated the co-­ordinates of the gold near Eden, urging others to join them in a lucrative extractive opportunity. ‘Well I believe I have found it,’ they write. ‘No mines have been started in the area. I need geologists.’

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Connor Tomas O’Brien

Connor Tomas O’Brien teaches in the Professional Writing and Editing program at RMIT University and runs a design studio for environmental organisations and non-­profits.

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