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Kangaroos in Australian Fiction

Monday 11th March / presented by Jeff Bullen

The kangaroo is a vessel of endless cultural significance in Australia; however, many films, books and poems that deal with the complicated relationship white Australian pastoralism has with the natural environment involve kangaroos being harmed or killed.

So why are Australian authors only too keen to embrace the koala, magic up the possum and muse over emus while keeping the kangaroo well away from the podium?

ECU School of Arts and Humanities Senior Lecturer Dr Donna Mazza joined RTRFM to discuss this topic.

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