Recently my mind has been on “the land” and what that means to us in today’s age. With that in mind, I decided to publish an analysis I wrote on Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s 1964 poem ‘We Are Going.’ I actually wrote this as part of my literature degree and it was eventually used as an example in the unit curriculum.
I ended up writing to Gabe. I wanted to express my appreciation for his story and his work. He replied and was sincere, encouraging and open, enjoyed my analysis and believed it accurately captured the sentiment behind the themes of the story. What more is there to say, he’s just a lovely chap and a wonderful writer.