by David Whish-Wilson
A father is God to his son.
My father said that before I killed him, but he wasn’t talking about us.
His own father. His father’s father. His father’s father’s father, perhaps.
Said it before I pulled the trigger on his .303.
Today I leave Casuarina Prison after five years — no step-down into minimum.
Volume 59 Number 2, November 2014
Cover: Elise Blumann, Rottnest lighthouse and salt lake
1947, oil on board, 46.5 x 54.9 cm, The University of Western Australia Art Collection. Photographer: Bo Wong.
This special Western Australian/Asian edition celebrates Westerly’s 60th year of publication, with essays on each decade of its history.
It features work by Fay Zwicky, Paul Hetherington, Robert Drewe, John Mateer, Susan Midalia, Simone Lazaroo, John Kinsella and many others.