Jones Creek – coupe 535-503-0008 (Dargo High Plains)
Text by Louise Crisp | photograph by Lisa Roberts
Alpine Tree Frog Littoria verreauxii alpina
Whistling frog of the bogs and fens you chased 300 Hereford cattle off Shepherds Plain
Can’t you deflect the loggers from six kilometres of old forest along Little Dargo River?
’s latest collection is Glide published by Puncher and Wattman (2021). A previous collection Yuiquimbiang (Cordite Books 2019) was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and highly commended in the Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. Her work focuses on specific regional environments of south-eastern Australia and experiments with the formal possibilities of integrating poetics and environmental activism. Crisp lives in East Gippsland on the unceded lands of the Gunaikurnai nation.
is a photographer who chases bats, blossom, disappearing trees and epic landscapes. She lives and works in Gippsland on unceded Gunnai Kurnai Country. Her current project is The future is a big sky. A survey of old forests scheduled for logging and burning. Her recent exhibition was Flying Foxes and Disappearing Trees at East Gippsland Art Gallery.