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Christopher Nailer / Peel Street

  • Christopher Nailer / Peel Street
January, Melbourne, hot mid-summer. The holidays fizzle in a kind of endless dryness. A heat haze off the bitumen and the ache of the afternoon sun. A bunch of kids starts grade six at Peel Street School. It’s the high tide of the post-war migrant boom; every term there’s someone new - from England, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Holland, Russia… It’s a magical year, the last year of innocence, a year poised between new growth and the hardening of a tangible future - the last year before adolescence decides who will thrive, who will struggle and who will falter…
978 1 74027 615 3, 68pp




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