Australia Peter Goldsworthy Analysis

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Food is not only a nutritious substance that we consume but the is only thing that truly marks the boundaries between our cultures and identities. It is a way of expressing our ‘sense of place’ through extravagant and exotic flavours that only originate from that one place. Food is the thing take makes this earth truly unique; it shapes our culture and forges our identity while creating a strong ‘sense of place’ or belonging. The idea of food is utilised in the free-verse stanzas of the poem Australia by Peter Goldsworthy to convey the sense of place at home. In the small towns and cities of the Northern Territory where Goldsworthy grew up, he had a strong urge to return to his home state: South Australia. I can relate to this poem as I have

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