Anne Jamison

About Anne Jamison

Anne Jamison is Lecturer of Literary Studies at Western Sydney University. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century Irish and, more recently, Australian women’s writing. She is currently working on female-authored periodical fiction for children published in the late nineteenth century in Britain and Australia.

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In The Estuary: Felicity Castagna’s No More Boats

'In Felicity Castagna’s No More Boats, we are repeatedly reminded that the novel’s locale, Parramatta, marks the shifting aqueous site in Sydney’s Western suburban landscape where ‘saltwater meets fresh’. Historically, this is the place where Australia’s early colonial explorers, travelling up the Parramatta River from Sydney Cove in 1788, could take their boats no further. It is also one of numerous sites of resistance to European invasion by the Aboriginal warrior, Pemulwuy. In Castagna’s hands, this rich and multi-layered history of place is embodied in the topography of the Parramatta River and its intricate estuarine environment, creating a wonderfully nuanced metaphor.'