In the Eye of the Beholder
What might have been is an abstraction
Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.
T S Eliot, ‘Burnt Norton’, Four Quartets.
Notice to Indigenous Readers
Some nineteenth and early twentieth-century words and phrases quoted in this book are considered offensive by today’s standards. In repeating these words I mean no disrespect nor wish to cause any offence to Aboriginal people.