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Eric Rolls

Eric Rolls AM (1923–2007) was an Australian author, poet, and environmentalist. His writings include A Million Wild Acres (1981), a classic in Australian environmental writing, and a two-volume history of Chinese migration to Australia (Sojourners [1992/93] and Citizens [1996]). In 2010, the Eric Rolls Memorial Lecture was established as a bi-annual lecture by the National Library of Australia.

Eric Rolls reviews 'Making Nature: Six walks in the bush' by Peter Timms

July 2001, no. 232 01 July 2001
Peter Timms’s Making Nature is a delight. I found it especially enjoyable because I have been reading massively for my next book, so it was a remarkable break to take six contemplative walks with Timms and the many who accompany him, not in the flesh but in the word: Rousseau, Augustine, Petrarch, Edmund Burke, Kant, and a host of others, instructing, disrupting, agreeing. One who did actually ... (read more)