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  1. Perry Whitford Perry Whitford says:

    E.J Banfield was an Australian journalist and politician who basically got pissed off with everybody and went to live in seclusion on Dunk Island on the Queensland coast, where he became an amateur naturalist and self professed beachcomber Tropic Days is one of a few love letters he wrote to his chosen home, half memoir rhapsodising his favourite stretches of coast and their flora and fauna, half storybook revealing the customs and behaviour of his Aboriginal neighbours.Banfield appears to ha E.J Banfield was an Australian journalist and politician who basically got pissed off with everybody and went to live in seclusion on Dunk Island on the Queensland coast, where he became an amateur naturalist and self professed beachcomber Tropic Days is one of a few love letters he wrote to his chosen home, half memoir rhapsodising his favourite stretches of coast and their flora and fauna, half storybook revealing the customs and behaviour of his Aboriginal neighbours.Banfield appears to have beenof a keen botanist than anything else, so the bulk of his observations while taking his daily rambles focuson the flora, a topic of little interest to me He continually refers to himself an amateur,an unversed student of Nature,but he wrote a beautiful if old fashioned prose.The stories were brilliant He tells us of hillmen descending to a coastal festival and seeing the ocean for the first time The Corroboree the paranoid ravings of a once respected old man The Canoe Maker and Time s Finger distinguished itself by being absolutely positively the only story I have ever read in which a man strangles a wallaby to death Soosie is the tale of awhite Mary,an Aboriginal baby deserted and brought up by a white family She grows to detest blacks, yet can t resist her heritage, which sickens yet compels her The narrator clearly sees this conflict as innate and inevitable, not considering the possibility that his own belief in white supremacy which comes across very clearly may have fashioned his foster daughter s prejudice I didn t detect any intended irony in this story, there is every reason to surmise that Banfield himself, like most from his era, believed unquestionably in the superiority of the white race Fortunately this was the only story which sullied by the odor of period racism When he and his wife upped sticks and all but left civilisation for Dunk Island Banfield was diagnosed as having only six months to live, yet he thrived in his new environment for twenty plus years He was blind in one eye, she was deaf in one ear Oh what larks they must have had


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