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The Resource A single tree : voices from the bush, compiled by Don Watson

A single tree : voices from the bush, compiled by Don Watson

Label
A single tree : voices from the bush
Title
A single tree
Title remainder
voices from the bush
Statement of responsibility
compiled by Don Watson
Contributor
Compiler
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Single Tree assembles the raw material underpinning Don Watson's award-winning The Bush. These diverse and haunting voices span the four centuries since Europeans first set eyes on the continent. Each of these varied contributors - settlers, explorers, anthropologists, naturalists, stockmen, surveyors, itinerants, artists and writers- represents a particular place and time. This collection comprises diary extracts, memoirs, journals, letters, histories, poems and fiction, and follows the same loose themes of The Bush. The science of the landscape and climate, and the way we have perceived them. Our deep and sentimental connection to the land, and our equally deep ignorance and abuse of it. The heroic myths and legends. The enchantments. The bush as a formative and defining element in Australian culture, self-image and character. The flora and fauna, the waterways, the colours. The heroic, self-defining stories, the bizarre and terrible, and the ones lost in the deep silences. There are accounts of journeys, of work and recreation, of religious observance, of creation and destruction. Stories of uncanny events, peculiar and fantastic characters, deep ironies, and of land unlimited. And musings on what might be the future of the bush- as a unique environment, a food bowl, a mine, a wellspring of national identity ...From Dampier and Tasman to Tim Flannery and assorted contemporary farmers, environmentalists and grey nomads, these pieces represent a vast array of experiences, perspectives and knowledge. A Single Tree is an essential companion to its brilliant predecessor
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Watson, Don
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forests and forestry
  • Landscapes
  • National characteristics, Australian
  • Australians
  • Country life
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
A single tree : voices from the bush, compiled by Don Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1792002
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781926428819
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits (some colour)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781926428819
Label
A single tree : voices from the bush, compiled by Don Watson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1792002
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781926428819
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits (some colour)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781926428819

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