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When the big ships came in
like pelicans, like cloud islands,
there was, of course,
the beautiful mission station
and all the comings
and goings that tended
to come to a head
with everyone talking
and everyone friends
and to tell the honest truth
all we ever wanted to do
was to sit down and try
to thrash things out with you
but somehow or other
it ended up as it always does
with wounds and lamentations
and holes dug in the ground
for the dead,
a mad woman hiding
in a dark corner of the house
(we handed her back to her family)
a little half-breed girl shot
and the watchman (we apologise)
Johanna Aitchison
Michele Amas
Angela Andrews
Sarah Barnett
David Beach
Ken Bolton
Jenny Bornholdt
Rachel Bush
Mary Cresswell
Stephanie De Montalk
Cliff Fell
Tom Fitzsimons
Brian Flaherty
David Geary
Bernadette Hall   (audio)
Kerry Hines
Andrew Johnston
Therese Lloyd
Iggy McGovern
Mary Macpherson
Dora Malech
Vana Manasiadis
Emma Neale
Gregory O'Brien
Lucy Orbell
Zach Savich
Charlotte Simmonds
Marty Smith
Elizabeth Smither
Abby Stewart
Robert Sullivan
Jo Thorpe
Cath Vidler
Louise Wallace
Ashleigh Young

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