Gothic dating australia
The landscape and its creatures become threatening, the people weird and spooky.
That is take one on the city view of country life as told by our urban filmmakers.
In take two, the country is a place of escape for city slickers, with ravishing scenery and locals who lead lives from a more blissful past.
Among them may be marvellous horsemen and canny bushmen with endearing quirks, such as a repertoire of cute knife tricks.
Certainly, some of the stories are archetypically Gothic in their deployment of the supernatural and their narration by rational men of science who are then convinced that there is no earthly explanation for strange phenomena.
With its lack of ancient, ruined castles Australia might seem an unlikely setting for Gothic fiction.
In fact, in the stories collected here, it is the Australian landscape, the bush, that becomes the powerfully unsettling site of terror.
In April, I met my partner Christina and fell in love again.
"A couple of years later we visited Tasmania together for two weeks and found and purchased our present property.