On the margins of the good swamp – 2019 Nature Writing Prize

Recently at the State Library of Victoria, Jenny Sinclair and Sue Castrique claimed top honours as joint winners of The Nature Conservancy’s 2019 Nature Writing Prize. Gregory Day, Hayley Katzen and Deborah Wardle were also shortlisted.

With the support of the McLean Foundation, Griffith Review is delighted to publish the winning essays online.

In ‘On the margins of the good swamp’, Sue Castrique clambers through an urban landscape to find evidence of Gumbramorra Swamp, hidden under the streets of Marrickville in Sydney. Reaching through years of floods and industrialisation, Castrique reveals the fragile, yet powerful, waterways beneath our feet.

Read ‘On the margins of the good swamp’ here.