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The Resource Like nothing on this earth : a literary history of the wheatbelt, Tony Hughes-d'Aeth

Like nothing on this earth : a literary history of the wheatbelt, Tony Hughes-d'Aeth

Label
Like nothing on this earth : a literary history of the wheatbelt
Title
Like nothing on this earth
Title remainder
a literary history of the wheatbelt
Statement of responsibility
Tony Hughes-d'Aeth
Title variation
A literary history of the wheatbelt
Title variation remainder
like nothing on this earth
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the twentieth century, the southwestern corner of Australia was cleared for intensive agriculture. In the space of several decades, an arc from Esperance to Geraldton, an area of land larger than England, was cleared of native flora for the farming of grain and livestock. Today, satellite maps show a sharp line ringing Perth. Inside that line, tan-coloured land is the most visible sign from space of human impact on the planet. Where once there was a vast mosaic of scrub and forest, there is now the Western Australian wheatbelt. Tony Hughes-d'Aeth examines the creation of the wheatbelt through its creative writing. Some of Australia's most well-known and significant writers - Albert Facey, Peter Cowan, Dorothy Hewett, Jack Davis, Elizabeth Jolley, and John Kinsella - wrote about their experience of the wheatbelt. Each gives insight into the human and environmental effects of this massive-scale agriculture. Albert Facey records the hardship and poverty of small-time selection in Australia. Dorothy Hewett makes the wheatbelt visible as an ecological tragedy. Jack Davis shows us an Aboriginal experience of the wheatbelt. Through examining this writing, Tony Hughes-d'Aeth demonstrates the deep value of literature in understanding the human experience of geographical change
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
A820.8 HUGH
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Like nothing on this earth : a literary history of the wheatbelt, Tony Hughes-d'Aeth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [559]-586) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The clearing line -- Introduction: Songs of wheat -- Albert Facey -- Cyril E. Goode -- James Pollard -- John Keith Ewers -- Peter Cowan -- Dorothy Hewett -- Jack Davis -- Barbara York Main -- Elizabeth Jolley -- Tom Flood -- John Kinsella -- Epilogue: The wheatbelt in deep time
Control code
000058982460
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 598 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742589244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)964581443
Label
Like nothing on this earth : a literary history of the wheatbelt, Tony Hughes-d'Aeth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [559]-586) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The clearing line -- Introduction: Songs of wheat -- Albert Facey -- Cyril E. Goode -- James Pollard -- John Keith Ewers -- Peter Cowan -- Dorothy Hewett -- Jack Davis -- Barbara York Main -- Elizabeth Jolley -- Tom Flood -- John Kinsella -- Epilogue: The wheatbelt in deep time
Control code
000058982460
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 598 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742589244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)964581443

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