Academic journal article Hecate


Academic journal article Hecate


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I was born in australia.

I am named after my grandmother from vis.

Vis -- an island in the adriatic sea.

I can show you a pocket travel guide that says

greeks settled on vis

two thousand four hundred years ago

planting grapevines.

It's 1914 -- my grandmother is seven.

She is on a ship

with her mother, brother and two sisters.

She is sailing from vis forever.

She is sailing from the adriatic sea.

She is sailing to the indian ocean

to the port of fremantle

to her father

to boulder

where her father works as a miner &

her mother has three more children.

To the swan valley

to a vineyard

where her parents settle.

It's 1992 -- I'm opening a letter from an uncle.

He says he tries to visit vis in 1980 but

is not allowed on the island.

He says there are graves

of our relatives

in the cemetery

of the church

on vis.

The church has been there since 1587.

He says that his brother visited the island in 1989.

That restrictions were lifted.

That my grandmother's sister went there last year.

It's 1992 -- I'm standing in a bookstore

on elizabeth street melbourne.

I'm reading a pocket travel guide.

It tells me:

vis is a naval base. …

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