Trafficking in the Past

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May 1996, no. 180

Hunters and Collectors: The antiquarian imagination in Australia by Tom Griffiths

Cambridge University Press, $34.95 pb, 416 pp

Trafficking in the Past

by
May 1996, no. 180

Six weeks after the First Fleet sailed for New South Wales Edward Gibbon completed The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Probably the finest example of the Western tradition of history as chronological and sequential, Gibbon’s work provided the Europe of his time with a panoramic background against which the achievements of modern civilization could be measured.

Geoffrey Bolton reviews 'Hunters and Collectors: The antiquarian imagination in Australia' by Tom Griffiths

Hunters and Collectors: The antiquarian imagination in Australia

by Tom Griffiths

Cambridge University Press, $34.95 pb, 416 pp

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