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Antipodean life as a comparative exercise
Sarah Comyn

‘Topsy Turvy’, uses, for example, the metaphor of the Antipodes to lament the protectionist economic policies in operation in Tasmania, stating that: ‘Tasmania in geographical position is the antipodes of Great Britain. She is also likely to become the antipodes in many other considerations.’ After listing the numerous instances of antipodal thinking and government in the colony of Tasmania, the letter concludes: ‘Thus the antipodes of geographical position – the world upside down – are politically maintained.’ 30 Depicting Australia as a site of economic and

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