Trappers Way



In 1985 Judith Beveridge and Dorothy Porter shared a house in Trappers Way, on the Pittwater side of Avalon in Sydney. Both were completing their first major collections of poetry. Other essays in this Autumn 2009 issue of HEAT include David Walker’s memoir of his mother and 1930s Australia; Lindsay Barrett’s biographical sketch of William Stanley Jevons; Mark Mordue’s Newcastle vignettes, on the women who dominated the landscape of his childhood; Hugo Bowne-Anderson on David Foster Wallace, and Ben Naparstek on Bernard-Henri Levy. In fiction and non-fiction relating to travel, Aravind Adiga meets ‘the luckiest man in the world’ in Mankulam in Sri Lanka, Vanessa Berry recalls a visit to Germany, and Roslyn Jolly takes a scholar’s holiday in Malta. In short stories, Mandy Sayer sees life through the eyes of an undertaker’s daughter, Dorothy Johnston through those of an old man. Poets include Ali Alizadeh, Tim Thorne, Jill Jones, Felicity Plunkett, L.K. Holt, Niobe Syme and Sam Byfield, with a dialogue in verse by John Jenkins and Ken Bolton. The art feature focusses on photographer Robyn Stacey, in a new series which explores the domestic interiors of the pioneering families, the Macleays, the Macarthurs and the Wentworths.


  • Judith Beveridge – Remembering Dorothy
  • Lindsay Barrett – Stanley and Me
  • Ben Naparstek – Flash Henri
  • Roslyn Jolly – Maltese Crossings
  • David Walker – Beautiful Strength
  • Hugo Bowne-Anderson – Acts of Empathy: David Foster Wallace


  • Aravind Adiga – The Luckiest Man in the World
  • Vanessa Berry – East German Stories
  • Luke Johnson – The Cuckold, and Me
  • Mark O’Flynn – The Milkman’s Horse
  • Mark Mordue – Dead Women
  • Dorothy Johnston – Quicksilver’s Ride
  • Mandy Sayer – The Meaning of Life


  • Robyn Stacey – The Great and the Good


Sam Byfield, Jill Jones, Niobe Syme, Ali Alizadeh, Tim Thorne, L.K. Holt, Jasmine Chan, John Jenkins, Ken Bolton, Cath Vidler, Berndt Sellheim, Geoff Lemon, Geoff Page, Felicity Plunkett, Fiona Wright

Trappers Way
HEAT 19, New series, 2009
ISSN: 1326-1460

ISBN : 978 1 920882 51 8
pp : 224
Published : 2009

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