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Jenny Gregory

Jenny Gregory is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Western Australia. She was Director of UWA Press from 1998–2006. She was Editor-in-Chief of the Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia (2009).

Jenny Gregory reviews ‘Land of Vision and Mirage: Western Australia since 1826’ by Geoffrey Bolton

November 2008, no. 306 01 November 2008
Scattered across Lake Ballard, a vast salt lake north of Kalgoorlie, are fifty-one androgynous abstracted cast-iron alloy figures created by British artist Antony Gormley in 2002, all based on scans of the inhabitants of a tiny goldfields settlement. Gormley described his figures as ‘strangers in a strange land’. It is not too wild a stretch of the imagination to see them as explorers or prosp ... (read more)