Author: Nicholas Osiowy

While I sympathise with SST’s anti-development line, I cannot believe that the solution to conserving Sydney’s trees can be achieved by a simple change of government. What is required is a celebration of trees for their intrinsic value, their character, their sense of place. It is in these famous trees that we find places. There is nothing delicate in a belief like that.

It is this tension, marked by the relations between disadvantaged Indigenous characters and the quietly caring Hurley, that creates this liminal sensation, this incredible depiction of the loss, the listlessness, the thwarted hopes, the limbo of Indigenous people in Australia today.