Australia – Country of mystery

There are a lot of books written about Australia. Every year, more books are published about its history, culture, its people and its geography. But there are so many stories that are never written, so many places that are rich in story but never wind up being memorialised in print.

On Saturday night, the Professor and I wandered down to Hollands Landing on the Gippsland Lakes. It’s a tiny, bleak but beautiful launching place for small boats and a fisherman’s paradise. There’s probably a lot more to the place than we could discover in a single visit. The photo is of its tourist information board.

Holland’s Landing was so evocative, it would make a great setting for a movie – maybe a psychological thriller or a moody drama. But you probably won’t be reading about it any time soon.

Kirsty is an Australian author of books for children and young adults.

“Books are windows into other ways of being.”

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