Published in Overland Issue 215 Winter 2014 · Uncategorized Land Mountain: winner of the Nakata Brophy Prize Jessica Hart The environment we create Is a ladle of particulates, A spoon feeding us A measureless enclave. What is a place If not a placement of shapes, Loops of forms, down, around … Wood, metal, words, sound? A seagull knows no hate, Or human thought, And knows no better Than what it’s learning. Sea floods, mazes of waves, Evening candles burning. Jessica Hart Jessica Hart is the winner of the Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers. More by Jessica Hart 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 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 26 May 202326 May 2023 · Fiction Fiction | garramilla/Darwin Lulu Houdini We sit in East Point Reserve and look at how the gidjaas, green ants, make globe-like homes out of the leaves — connected edges with fibrous tissue that I later learn is faithful silk. Safe inside. Why isn’t it safe outside? I pick up the plastic around this circular lake cause this is the way […] First published in Overland Issue 228 25 May 202326 May 2023 · Main Posts The ‘Chinese question’ and colonial capitalism in New Gold Mountain Christy Tan SBS’s New Gold Mountain sets out to recover the history of the Gold Rush from the marginalised perspective of Chinese settlers but instead reinforces the erasure of Indigenous sovereignty. Although celebrated for its multilingual script and diverse representation, the mini-TV series ignores how the settlement of Chinese migrants and their recruitment into colonial capitalism consolidates the ongoing displacement of First Nations peoples.