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OYSTERS Part 1

Crowds outside the Emu Park Railway Station Emu Park ca.1910

Crowds outside the Emu Park Railway Station, Emu Park, ca.1910. State Library of Queensland. Negative number: 131737.

When I started looking for literature about eating oysters, I soon realized many authors have written about the topic.

This suggests that there’s something about the experience that motivates writers to capture it in words. Different writers have different perspectives, I can see that, and it will take some time to figure out just what makes oysters a meaningful experience for so many people.

But for now, here’s a small local investigation. I live in a charming seaside village called Emu Park. It’s a quiet place, but in earlier days, it was a popular resort, where people came to escape the rigid demands of everyday life.

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