Core of My Heart, My Country
Women's Sense of Place and the Land in Australia and Canada
By (author) Maggie MacKellar
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Core of My Heart, My Country by Maggie MacKellar
Book DescriptionWhen Georgiana Molloy gave birth on the beach at Augusta in 1830 with boxes of her possessions lying where they'd landed, she was one of the many women who literally had to remake their homes out of the broken bones of their past. In this passionate book Maggie MacKellar tells the stories of women on the frontier in Canada and Australia who ventured out in bonnets and petticoats to collect seeds, who abandoned sidesaddles to ride in the mountains, who risked their reputations to climb mountains-and beyond this it tells of the risky business of women who put their lives on the page to claim the importance of their experience. Core of My Heart, My Country weaves together experience and insight from women who lived and wrote in different landscapes, in different climates and in different eras. It is a provocative and remarkable encounter with buried stories and persistent myths.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780522851373
(198mm x 137mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Maggie MacKellar
When it Rains, Paperback (December 2011)
Written in lyrical, haunting prose, When it Rains is not only a meditation on grief and the vagaries of the human condition, it is a triumphant story of piecing back a life and a family, and moving forward, one step at a time.
Strangers in a Foreign Land, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Maggie MacKellar
Tells the stories of unknown settlers alongside the drama of Niel Black's journal. This title includes the story of a mother of a six-week-old baby perched on a wagon in the middle of the bush journeying out to her husband's station. It includes women chased down by Black on horseback and also Aboriginal warriors who threaten from forest.
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Author Biography - Maggie MacKellar
Maggie MacKellar lectures in Australian and cross-cultural comparative history at the University of Sydney. In 1996 she spent three months hiking, camping and kayaking in the Alaskan wilderness with the National Outdoor Leadership School, which provided the inspiration for this book. She lives in Sydney with her two children. Core of My Heart, My Country is her first book. MacKellar has since published her second book Strangers in a Foreign Land.
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