Rhodes dol­lars

The Monthly (Australia) - - THE NATION REVIEWED - ZOË MOR­RI­SON

There are po­lice at the gates when I ar­rive, a line of shiny sil­ver cars in front of me and a gag­gle of peo­ple on the foot­path. I pre­sume it’s all for an­other event. Then there’s a po­lice­man at my car win­dow. He reads my in­vi­ta­tion, smiles. “You can drive in just as soon as the gen­tle­man in front of you gets a move on.” The gen­tle­man seems a bit taken aback, too. Fi­nally his car jerks into ac­tion and we crunch up the pale gravel drive at Gov­ern­ment House,

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