qUsing the work of great Australian painters and poets as an entry point, this cultural study counters the popular myth that early colonial settlers were environmentally irresponsible and offers both aesthetic and historical evidence that suggests nature always figured prominently in the Australian national consciousness. Preserving endangered species, protecting forests, maintaining public land rights, and staving off climate change were at issue in the first environmental law of Australia enacted in 1788. Parlimentary debates, personal observations, and artistic renderings explore the texture and dimensions of early Australian environmentalism.q... of the Field Naturalistsa#39; Club of Victoria, also became a powerful voice for environmental protection through hundreds of newspaper features and letters to the editor. ... however, ignored these arguments, and the council further blighted Tower Hill by authorising a motorcycle racing track around its slopes. ... THE TEMPLATE.
|Title||:||The Colonial Earth|
|Publisher||:||Melbourne Univ. Publishing - 2003-04-01|