Noni Durack

Noni Durack is a long-time resident of the Downs, using it as a background for fiction and documentary writing.

Noni Durack reviews 'Travellers in a Landscape: Visitors’ impressions of the Darling Downs 1827–1954' by Maurice French

October 1994, no. 165 01 October 1994
Noni Durack reviews 'Travellers in a Landscape: Visitors’ impressions of the Darling Downs 1827–1954' by Maurice French
This is Maurice French’s sixth work on the Darling Downs. An Associate Professor of History and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Southern Queensland, he is ideally placed to study this fertile plateau in south-east Queensland, reputedly the richest agricultural land in Australia. The author’s long preface is a dissertation upon travel and travellers. Eventually, he suggests th ... (read more)