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The Resource The bush : travels in the heart of Australia, Don Watson

The bush : travels in the heart of Australia, Don Watson

Label
The bush : travels in the heart of Australia
Title
The bush
Title remainder
travels in the heart of Australia
Statement of responsibility
Don Watson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Don Watson, author of the acclaimed American Journeys, on the sprawling, diverse, indefinable land we call bush. A milestone work of history, memoir and cultural critique. The bush: few terms are as powerful, and few as hard to define. Far from a conventional history of it, this is an idiosyncratic, highly original and insightful journey through Australian landscape, history and culture. Don Watson sees the bush in a way that neither romanticises nor decries it, evoking the heroic labour of the white farmers as well as the cost of that labour -- on the Aboriginal inhabitants, on the land, on the farmers themselves. Most powerfully, he probes our legends, from the axeman to the swagman to the grazier, looking deep into the stories we like to tell and those we've avoided telling, in history, literature, art, in the national myth and political debate. The Bush is intelligent, warm, witty, meticulously researched -- full of fascinating anecdote, beautifully written, addictively readable. Its view is at once vastly informed and intensely personal. Don Watson is of the bush himself, having grown up on a farm in East Gippsland. This book is also part memoir, part travel document, his meanderings through Australia acting as a springboard for comment in much the same way as his rail travel did in American Journeys. No one who reads The Bush will afterwards look at this country in quite the same way
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watson, Don
Dewey number
577.270994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH77.A8
LC item number
W38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landscapes
  • Australians
  • National characteristics, Australian
  • Country life
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
The bush : travels in the heart of Australia, Don Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Various printings and imprints
Bar code
31223123581895
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
427 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781926428697
Lccn
2014471589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)894034046
Label
The bush : travels in the heart of Australia, Don Watson
Publication
Note
Various printings and imprints
Bar code
31223123581895
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
427 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781926428697
Lccn
2014471589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)894034046

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