Published in Overland Issue 247 Winter 2022 · Uncategorized Editorial Evelyn Araluen and Jonathan Dunk In the time since our last edition, the Victorian Aboriginal community has lost two of its most prominent Elders, Uncle Archie Roach and Uncle Jack Charles. Both were survivors of a brutal regime of state-sanctioned removal and assimilation that continues to tear apart Aboriginal families today. Both will be sorely missed from the community in which Overland lives and works, and remembered forever for their compassion, resilience and leadership. In issue 239 of Overland, the Wiradjuri writer Vanamali Hermans described her own family’s brutal experience of the colonial attitudes that inform Australia’s medical services. In keeping with Overland’s ethos of productive solidarity, in this issue we’re proud to publish Caitlin Prince’s reflection on combating similar assumptions working in remote health care. Further investigating the problematics of colonial self-recognition to Australian film and literature, Gregory Marks uses the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright to think through the imbrication of settlement’s egalitarian tendencies with its darker impulses. Marg Hooper’s spatial essay ‘They Hunger Violently for It’ follows this thematic with an exploration of the ecological haunting effected by destructive mining practices. In ‘An Almanac of Lost Things’ Lachlan Summers delves into the fundamental uncanniness of ‘Climate Change’ through the writing of Jorge Luis Borges, and the nomenclature of disaster. Finally, Jack Kirne’s essay ‘A Change in the Air’ generatively stages the material politics of the shifting tropes of atmosphere. Bugalwan, solidarity,Evelyn Araluen & Jonathan Dunk Evelyn Araluen Evelyn Araluen is a Goorie and Koori poet, researcher, and co-editor of Overland Literary Journal. Her Stella-prize-winning poetry collection DROPBEAR was published by UQP in 2021. She lectures in Literature and Creative Writing at Deakin University. More by Evelyn Araluen › Jonathan Dunk Jonathan Dunk is the co-editor of Overland and a widely published poet and scholar. He lives on Wurundjeri country. More by Jonathan Dunk › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 30 November 202330 November 2023 · Urbanism The Plains exposes the psychic terrain of Victoria’s highways Fred Pryce The Plains charts the psychic terrain of the freeway in miniature, peeling back the lid of the private vehicle to expose just one of the millions of dramas taking place in simultaneity, severed from one another yet still part of the same city-wide traffic ballet. First published in Overland Issue 228 29 November 202329 November 2023 · Housing Conflicts of classes and interests: why it’s vital for renters to organise — and tell our stories Jordie van den Berg Some of the stories that have already been shared on shitrentals.org show not only the horrible state of Australia’s housing landscape, with hundreds of images uploaded showing mould in its various stages of progression, caved-in ceilings and electrical work that could only be the product of a drunk landlord — but also the more insidious nature of the real estate industry.