A sweltering afternoon: Herberton, Far North Queensland

Tass Holmes


This short prose comprises childhood recollections interspersed with a brief contemporary travel ‘memoir’, juxtaposing past and present narratives in a limited gothic style. It conveys a sense of the sultry ambience of far north Queensland’s tablelands region, inland from Cairns, with a particular focus on Herberton, a town in the ‘dry tropics’, with a mining history.

Keywords: tropical, Australia, memory, Far North Queensland, Gothic, remoteness

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25120/etropic.18.2.2019.3709


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