Geography

Wilfrid Prest reviews 'The Reformation of the Landscape' by Alexandra Walsham

Wilfrid Prest
24 November 2011

Australian universities have long taught early modern (c.1500–1750) English/British and European history, but with Alexandra Walsham’s recent appointment as the first female t More

Geoffrey Blainey reviews 'The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia' by Bill Gammage

Geoffrey Blainey
25 October 2011

This bold book, with its lucid prose and vivid illustrations, will be discussed for years to come. It is not original in the narrow sense of the word, but it takes an important idea to new More

Patricia Sumerling: The Adelaide Park Lands

Bernard Whimpress
25 October 2011

An oft-overlooked treasure

Bernard Whimpress

 

The Adelaide Park Lands: A Social History
by Patricia Sumerling
Wakefield Press, $49.95 hb, 302 pp, 9781862549142

 

Novelist Janette Turner Hospital’s recent essay in praise of New York’s Central Park ... More

Rhyll McMaster reviews 'Sydney' by Delia Falconer

Rhyll McMaster
12 October 2011

Delia Falconer’s Sydney, the third in a series from NewSouth in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns, is like its harbour, brimful with tones, vivid with More

Kerryn Goldsworthy: Adelaide

Gay Bilson
27 September 2011

Don’s conundrum

Gay Bilson

 

Adelaide
by Kerryn Goldsworthy
New South, $29.95 hb, 304 pp, 9781742232621

 

This year is the 175th anniversary of European settlement in South Australia. The University of Adelaide presented a series of public lectures c ... More

Alasdair McGregor (ed.): Antarctica

James Bradley
23 August 2011

Antarctica as a climatic bellwether

James Bradley

 

Antarctica: That Sweep of Savage Splendour
edited by Alasdair McGregor
Viking, $39.95 hb, 352 pp, 9780670074426

 

On 18 January 1773, less than twenty-four hours after first entering Antarctic waters ... More