Perth festival 2021: a moving celebration of Western Australia for those who made it home

Perth festival 2021: a moving celebration of Western Australia for those who made it home

The Guardian

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Delayed by Covid, the festival captures our yearning to reconnect with the waterways, history and culture of our city

It is an odd sensation, feeling foreign in the place where you grew up.

Returning to Perth recently after seven years abroad, I found all the familiar markers of home: that enormous sky with its bursts of wattle and red gum, corrugated tin roofs, sunsets as rich as fresh cut jarrah and the howling sou-wester that rips across the Derbarl Yerrigan, the Swan River.

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