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The Resource The beach : an Australian passion, Robert Drewe

The beach : an Australian passion, Robert Drewe

Label
The beach : an Australian passion
Title
The beach
Title remainder
an Australian passion
Statement of responsibility
Robert Drewe
Creator
Contributor
Author
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From an Indigenous food source to a hedonistic playground, the beach has long been a national obsession. Robert Drewe’s lyrical examination of Australian beach culture, in this new National Library of Australia publication, combines imagery from some of Australia’s most celebrated photographers with his stories - a favourite boat, a capsicum-strewn beach, a summer holiday and an unwelcome great white. Drewe looks at the sunny, salty sexiness of the beach that first enticed the crusading Mr William Gocher into the ocean at Manly in 1903, defying authorities in his neck-to-knee bathing costume. We’ve come a long way from sunbathing in stockings and pantaloons to the unabashed display of sun-kissed bodies of all shapes and sizes at any beach in the country today. But the beach also has a dark side as a place of tragedy, violence and danger, a place where sharks attack prone surfers and prime ministers disappear. In The Beach, Drewe turns his attention to the favourite coastal theme, but in a new way: a mix of history, reminiscence and lyrical description, complemented by photographs from the National Library of Australia’s collection
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drewe, Robert
Dewey number
994
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
National Library of Australia
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  • Beaches
  • Bathing customs
  • Australia
  • Beaches
  • Beaches
  • Beaches
  • Beaches
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
The beach : an Australian passion, Robert Drewe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
National Library's N copy signed by the author.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 227)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054359946
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
iii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780642278807
Lccn
2015462651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), 1 colour map
System control number
(OCoLC)904595208
Label
The beach : an Australian passion, Robert Drewe
Publication
Copyright
Note
National Library's N copy signed by the author.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 227)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054359946
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
iii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780642278807
Lccn
2015462651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), 1 colour map
System control number
(OCoLC)904595208

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