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The Resource Gardens of history and imagination : growing New South Wales, edited by Gretchen Poiner and Sybil Jack

Gardens of history and imagination : growing New South Wales, edited by Gretchen Poiner and Sybil Jack

Label
Gardens of history and imagination : growing New South Wales
Title
Gardens of history and imagination
Title remainder
growing New South Wales
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gretchen Poiner and Sybil Jack
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Whether on the ground or in the mind gardens carry meaning. They reflect social and aesthetic values and may express hope, anticipation or grief. Throughout history they have provided a means of physical survival. In creating and maintaining gardens people construe and construct a relationship with their environment. But there is no single meaning carried in the word 'garden': as idea and practice it reflects cultural differences in beliefs, values and social organisation. It embodies personal, community even national ways of seeing and being in the world.There are ten essays in this book, each of which examines the role of gardens and gardening in the settlement of New South Wales and in growing a colony and a state. They explore the significance of gardens for the health of the colony, for its economy, for the construction of social order and moral worth. No less do they reveal the significance of forming and reforming personal identities in this process.For the immigrants gardening was an act of settlement; it was also a statement of possession for individuals and for Britain. For a long time it was with memories of 'home', often selective and idealised, that settlers made gardens but as the colony developed its own character so did gardening possibilities and practices
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
635.0994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jack, Sybil M.
  • Poiner, Gretchen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Gardening
  • Gardening
  • Gardening
  • Gardening
  • Gardens
  • Gardens
  • Gardening
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
Target audience
adult
Label
Gardens of history and imagination : growing New South Wales, edited by Gretchen Poiner and Sybil Jack
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Illustrations on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056640211
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 277 pages
Isbn
9781743324561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)931299052
Label
Gardens of history and imagination : growing New South Wales, edited by Gretchen Poiner and Sybil Jack
Publication
Copyright
Note
Illustrations on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056640211
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 277 pages
Isbn
9781743324561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)931299052

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