I thoroughly enjoying reading your Australian Journeys edition on rivers [Sept. 17]. The magnificent photography and the beautiful and sometimes tragic stories made me realize why I have such a passionate fondness for my adopted homeland, this ancient continent of adversity and contrast. I hope your story will send a cooee around the world to all expatriate Australians.
Margit Alm,

Reading your stories about rivers, I was struck by how big a role rivers have played in Australian literature. Kate Grenville's The Secret River , on...

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