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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
Genre
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
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
Award
  • ACT Book of the Year, 2012.
  • Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History, 2012.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, History Book Award, 2012.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction, 2012.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Victorian Prize for Literature, 2012.
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10052693
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
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Gammage, Bill
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Land use
  • Natural resources
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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how Aborigines made Australia
Label
The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia, Bill Gammage
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-415) and index
Control code
000047499048
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 434 p.
Isbn
9781742377483
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
Label
The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia, Bill Gammage
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-415) and index
Control code
000047499048
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 434 p.
Isbn
9781742377483
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., maps

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