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Reading the Garden
By Katie Holmes

Reading the Garden

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Reading the Garden by Katie Holmes

Book Description

Gardens have a particular significance for white Australia: they have helped make meaning and 'home' in a new place; enabled connections with the Australian environment or rejection of it and facilitated the development of friendships and social connections. Using individual gardens, both public and private, Reading the Garden illuminates the meaning and uses of gardens and gardening in Australia from white settlement to the late twentieth century. Memory and belonging, domestication and civilisation, nationalism and identity are woven into a compelling narrative around gardens and landscape.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780522851151
ISBN-10: 0522851150
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Between the Leaves by Katie Holmes Between the Leaves, Paperback (May 2011)

An exploration into the lives of nine 20th-century women - including Judith Wright, Winifred Stephensen and Jean Galbraith - who wrote about their garden in their letters and diaries. It provides a moving insight into these women's lives, and seeks to understand the ways women were involved in transforming the Australian landscape.

Women's Rights and Human Rights by Katie Holmes Women's Rights and Human Rights, Hardback (March 2001)

A collection of historical works that explores women's struggle for human rights, citizenship and social justice around the world. The contributions reflect the global reach of the International Federation for Research in Women's History, and include works from East Asia and the Pacific.

Freedom Bound by Katie Holmes Freedom Bound, Paperback (February 1995)

Over generations, Australian women have envisaged a world of freedom. This new collection of documents - letters, songs, poetry, diary extracts - charts the visions that inspired women and the obstacles that confronted them.

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Author Biography - Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes is the author of "Spaces in her Day," which was short listed for the Victorian Premiers awards, and the coeditor of "Freedom Bound 11." She is a senior lecturer in women's studies and history at La Trobe University and a former board member of the Australian Garden History Association. Sue Martin has published articles in "The Victorian Naturalist" and the prestigious journal "Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes." She is a senior lecturer in English at La Trobe University. Kylie Mirmohamadi has done extensive work on gardens and has an article on multiculturalism and garden metaphors in the forthcoming edition of "Studies in Australian Garden History." She has also worked as a research associate on the Culture of Gardens project run by Katie Holmes and Sue Martin.

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