The Resource The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia, Bill Gammage

The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia, Bill Gammage

Label
The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia
Title
The biggest estate on earth
Title remainder
how Aborigines made Australia
Statement of responsibility
Bill Gammage
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Across Australia, early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked like a park. With extensive grassy patches and pathways, open woodlands and abundant wildlife, it evoked a country estate in England. Bill Gammage has discovered this was because Aboriginal people managed the land in a far more systematic and scientific fashion than we have ever realised. For over a decade he has examined written and visual records of the Australian landscape. He has uncovered an extraordinarily complex system of land management using fire, the life cycles of native plants, and the natural flow of water to ensure plentiful wildlife and plant foods throughout the year. We know Aboriginal people spent far less time and effort than Europeans in securing food and shelter ... . With details of land-management strategies from around Australia, The biggest estate on earth rewrites the history of this continent, with huge implications for us today."--Dust cover
Awards note
Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Prize for Australian History, 2012.
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia, Bill Gammage
Label
The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia, Bill Gammage
Publication
Note
First published in 2011
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-415) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-415) 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
Contents
Australia in 1788 Introduction - The Australian estate - 1. Curious landscapes - 2. Canvas of a continent Why was Aboriginal land management possible? - 3. The nature of Australia - 4. Heaven on earth - 5. Country How was land managed? - 6. The closest ally - 7. Associations - 8. Templates - 9. A capital tour - 10. Farms without fences Invasion - 11. Becoming Australian - Appendix 1: Science, history and landscape - Appendix 2: Current botanical names for plants named with capitals in the text
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Dimensions
26 cm.
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Extent
xxiii, 434 pages
Isbn
9781743311325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) HAS228343
  • (OCoLC)746307071
  • (AuCNLKIN)000047499048

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