Sacrificing Steve: How I Killed the Crocodile Hunter

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Luke Carman


Bob Hodge and Vijay Mishra argue that the complex issues of illegitimacy at the core of Australian identity are repressed through a continual process of cyclical silencing, where traces of a shameful past are exorcised by a focus on images of a mythologised ‘legend’, embodied in characters such as 'The Man from Snowy River'. This article explores such a 'schizophrenic' cycle in relation to the life, death and resurrection of Steve 'Crocodile Hunter' Irwin.

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Luke Carman, University of Western Sydney

Luke Carman is an anti-folk monologist currently dabbling in epigrammatical prose pieces. ‘Sacrificing Steve: How I Killed the Crocodile Hunter’ was written with the formidable assistance of Dr Maria Angel and Associate Professor Anna Gibbs of the University of Western Sydney.