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The Flat Plateau: A Melburnian Madness Jonathan Gair

The Flat Plateau: A Melburnian Madness

Jonathan Gair

Published November 15th 2011
ISBN : 9781465301864
Hardcover
262 pages
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Like the Indian mahout who, in the severest of weather, mightfeel compelled to invite his normally reserved and hard-workingelephant into the family living room. Albeit free from havingfood snatched from over their shoulders, the people of the FarMoreLike the Indian mahout who, in the severest of weather, mightfeel compelled to invite his normally reserved and hard-workingelephant into the family living room. Albeit free from havingfood snatched from over their shoulders, the people of the Far NorthQueensland town of Criterion had existed quite happily at the foot of theFlat Plateau barely mindful of its presence. But after ridiculous realty offersmade by some holidaying Victorians saw a brief halt to the original graziersand farmers strict “no spontaneous dancing” policy, the locals began todisregard the white-iced, chocolate cake first sight that was their foundingfathers initial impression. In favour of seeing White and Black peaks, not asbirthday candles with lighted wicks, but canine teeth and The Flat Plateauas one enormous beastie’s lower jaw.To this day Victorians holiday in Queensland, on this occasion at leastsome did not return.