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The Resource A million wild acres : 200 years of man and an Australian forest, by Eric Rolls ; forward by Les Murray

A million wild acres : 200 years of man and an Australian forest, by Eric Rolls ; forward by Les Murray

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A million wild acres : 200 years of man and an Australian forest
Title
A million wild acres
Title remainder
200 years of man and an Australian forest
Statement of responsibility
by Eric Rolls ; forward by Les Murray
Title variation
Million wild acres
Title variation remainder
two hundred years of man and an Australian forest
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When first published in 1981, A million wild acres was seen as a contentious story of men and land; of occupation and growth. By following the men who crossed the Blue Mountains into northern New South Wales, Eric Rolls rewrote the history of settlement and destroyed the argument that Australia's present dense eucalpyt forests are the remnants of 200 years of clearing. The Pilliga teems with wildlife, with plants and trees, with feral pigs, prolific, intelligent and secretive; with the marvellous interaction of insects and plants, rare animals and birds. The lovely tangle which is the modern forest came to life as Rolls - poet, famer, hunter and conservationist - reflected on soils, living conditions, breeding and ecology. Rolls' brilliant writing records the history of changes to the forests, especially to tree density, caused by Aboriginal burning, then by its cessation, and by the arrival of immigrant settlers and animals. His conclusions and their later misrepresentation for political purposes by both farmers and scientists are addressed in this edition by Tom Griffiths' seminal essay, 'The writing of A million wild acres'.--Cover gate fold
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ANL
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1923-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rolls, Eric C.
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1938-2019
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Murray, Les A.
  • Griffiths, Tom
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thorley, Philip
  • Baldwin, Otto
  • Cunningham, Allan
  • McIntyre, Peter
  • Thorley, Phillip
  • Dangar, Henry
  • Onus
  • Moses, Solomon
  • Hargraves, Edward
  • Vivers
  • Baldwin, Charles
  • Ditchfield
  • Deans
  • Meyer
  • Brown family
  • Trindall family
  • Magann, Donald
  • Munns, Jack
  • Koina, Jack
  • Koina, Bill
  • Brown Antechinus (Marsupial Mouse)
  • Natural history
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Forests and forestry
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Natural history
  • Forests and forestry
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Forests and forestry
  • Myall Creek Massacre
  • Travelling Stock Routes
  • Yellow-footed Marsupial Mouse
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Forests and forestry
  • Pilliga region (N.S.W.)
  • Pilliga Region (N.S.W.)
  • Pilliga (N.S.W.)
  • Australia
Label
A million wild acres : 200 years of man and an Australian forest, by Eric Rolls ; forward by Les Murray
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Includes Tom Griffiths' The Writing of A Million Wild Acres"--T.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 426-449) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053706931
Dimensions
24-25 cm.
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
xxx, 465 p.
Isbn
9780868064642
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)697698894
Terms governing use
Copyright © The Estate of the Late Eric Rolls 2011.
Label
A million wild acres : 200 years of man and an Australian forest, by Eric Rolls ; forward by Les Murray
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Includes Tom Griffiths' The Writing of A Million Wild Acres"--T.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 426-449) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053706931
Dimensions
24-25 cm.
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
xxx, 465 p.
Isbn
9780868064642
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)697698894
Terms governing use
Copyright © The Estate of the Late Eric Rolls 2011.

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