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John Walker

John Walker reviews 'From the Dreaming to 1915: A history of Queensland' by Ross Fitzgerald

July 1982, no. 42 01 July 1982
In the prologue to his history of Queensland, Ross Fitzgerald explains that: All history is a story, told from the point of view of the present. This tale has one key theme: the effect of a particularly European idea of progress upon the land, the flora and fauna, the institutions, and the peoples of Queensland. The major problem with this approach to history, as Fitzgerald treads it, is tha ... (read more)