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 poet, educator, and co-editor of Overland. Her Stella Prize winning book DROPBEAR was published by UQP in 2021. Born, raised, and writing in Dharug country, she is a Bundjalung descendant. She tweets at @evelynaraluen More by Evelyn Araluen and Jonathan Dunk Jonathan Dunk Jonathan Dunk is the co-editor of Overland, and a widely published poet and scholar. He lives on Woi Wurrung country. More by Evelyn Araluen and 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 22 March 2023 Cartoons Standing at Solidarity Park Sam Wallman In 1997, in response to anti-union legislation, 30,000 unionists marched on WA Parliament, and were ignored. On May Day, directly across the road from Parliament, aka ‘Bullshit Castle’, a site was pegged and legally claimed by unionists using the Mining Act. Remarkably, Solidarity Park is now Heritage Protected. The site is not just historic though, it’s alive. We ought to keep it overflowing with our movements. 2 First published in Overland Issue 228 20 March 202320 March 2023 War The bus to Baghdad Stephen Pascoe In place of reflection and reform, our leaders have committed to an ever-greater intermeshing of Australian and American forces: what is referred to in contemporary military double-speak as ‘interoperability’. The new AUKUS framework has largely extended the surrendering of our sovereignty and capacity for independent defence decision-making to the American Empire.