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Interview with John M Wenitong

Pemulwuy Weeatunga

Bee Zee Books UK, Saturday, 14th of January, 2017

Q. Who are your greatest support - who believes in you?
My support base throughout my life has been my wonderful supportive family of 1 sister, 4 brothers, 4 children, my long-time friends, 2 ex-wives and a lot of uncles, aunts & cousins around Australia. My support, my fire - for writing that which my proofreader-editor called a 'tome of work' quite quickly, was - I believe - the Great Spirit of our native peoples of this wonderful sacred land/country: revealing a life of wonderment, health, superstitions and longevity of an adaptable people that lived peaceably (mostly - within that [600+] amount of tribes when Cook&Co arrived), for longer than most tribes have existed. I was humbled. Writing the tales was a dream that took me away from more earthly things to a land I never knew existed: a land of creation, of flowing images that became words made from letters. It was pure pleasure to be a conduit to tell stories from this long-time dreaming in our ancient lands.

Q. Where do you write from? e.g. Kitchen table? Study? Bedroom? Garden shed?

I write on a 11" Macbook Air that I bought to enable writing wherever I am. I wrote half of the Fethafoot Chronicles tales while travelling in a sedan around Australia with my red cattle dog, Trumby.

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