The Colonial Earth
By (author) Tim Bonyhady
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Colonial Earth by Tim Bonyhady
Book DescriptionThis is a rare, enlightening and beautifully presented book. Seize it. - The Australian The Colonial Earth challenges the widespread belief that Australia's colonial settlers despised their environment and were blind to their own destructiveness. Tim Bonyhady reveals that many colonists not only delighted in their new surroundings but also wanted to preserve them. Our first environmental laws were proclaimed as early as 1788. Many of our most important modern' environmental concerns such as preserving endangered species, protecting forests, maintaining public rights over the foreshore and even the threat of climate change already loomed large for Australia's first European settlers. Art is Bonyhady's starting point. The work of many of Australia's finest painters is central to his story. But he also draws upon a remarkable array of sources, from parliamentary debates to poems, to show that concern for Australia's environment is not new, but is deeply rooted in our past. Winner of the NSW Premier's History Prize Winner of the Queensland Premier's History Prize Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Prize; The Age Book of the Year; the NSW Douglas Stewar
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780522850536
(247mm x 226mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 6-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Tim Bonyhady
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From high society in Vienna to a small flat in Sydney; from patrons of the arts to refugees from the Holocaust; this is the enthralling story of three generations of women spanning a century of upheaval.
Words for Country, Paperback (October 2001)» View all books by Tim Bonyhady
This work covers a collection of essays whose subjects range from the Ord River in the far north-west to Antarctica in the south, from the centre to the coast, the prehistoric to the present. Its terrain is both environmental and cultural, political and poetic.
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Author Biography - Tim Bonyhady
Tim Bonyhady is both an art historian and environmental lawyer. His many books include Images in Opposition- Australian Landscape Painting 1801 1890; Burke and Wills- From Melbourne to Myth, and Places Worth Keeping- Conservationists, Politics and Law.
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