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Published 3 December 2019

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'On the afternoon of first contact Cook's crew shot two Gwaegal men who opposed them from the shore. Cook observed, correctly, "all they seem'd to want was for us to be gone".'

In the December issue of Meanjin Paul Daley takes a long look at the complex legacy of James Cook. In a timely essay ahead of the Cook sestercentennial in 2020, Daley digs deep into the many and conflicting strands of this Australian colonial foundation story. Was Cook a blameless master navigator? Or should he be connected intimately to the dispossession of First Nations peoples that followed his voyage of 1770?

Also in this issue, writing from: Gabrielle ChanBri LeeGreg JerichoTony BirchGregory DayRobbie ArnottRuby HamadMesh TennakoonCarmel BirdOliver MestitzEmma Marie JonesBelinda RuleAnthony LawrenceGeoff PageJaya Savige and more.



 

 


Meanjin Papers


ON COOK
Paul Daley




Fiction

KATTADIYA
Mesh Tennakoon

THE CARETAKER'S DAUGHTER'S DOG
Carmel Bird

PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN MACADAMIA
Oliver Mestitz

THE RIGHT THING
Emma Marie Jones



Reviews

AN UNHAPPY SOUL
Ruby Hamad

YELLOW PERIL ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE 
Jinghua Qian

BLOOD WILL HAVE BLOOD
Upulie Divisekera



Poetry

Dormition
John Hawke

Autumn Begins
Diane Fahey

The Leaving
Brian Purcell

César Vallejo
Geoff Page

Hard Water
Jaya Savige

#Computation
Carl Walsh

Love
Anthony Lawrence

John Berryman's Leap
John Foulcher

Burning
Greg McLaren

Dad
Belinda Rule

Instinction
Shey Marque
 
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