Mawson 1955
photo: Fred Elliott

At the beginning of a journey, when you are about to cover strange territory, you are always ignorant and you have to rely on the local guides. They are the ones who know the safe tracks as well as the places of ignores the local guide at one's peril, for he is telling us how to survive in his country, and survival depends not just on the right sort of physical treatment of the country, but also what one says about it, writes about it, and the images one makes about it.

Stephen Muecke, Reading the Country, 1984


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