Emily O'Gorman

Emily O'Gorman is an environmental historian with interdisciplinary research interests. Her research within the environmental humanities focuses on how people live with rivers, wetlands, and climates. Currently a Lecturer at Macquarie University, she holds a PhD from ANU and undertook a postdoctoral candidacy at the University of Wollongong. She is the author of Flood Country: An Environmental History of the Murray-Darling Basin (2012), co-editor of Climate, Science, and Colonization: Histories from Australia and New Zealand (2014), and co-editor of Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire: New Views on Environmental History (2015). Her website is www.emilyogorman.net



Emily O'Gorman reviews 'Endurance: Australian Stories of Drought' by Deb Anderson

April 2016, no. 380 29 March 2016
Emily O'Gorman reviews 'Endurance: Australian Stories of Drought' by Deb Anderson
The Millennium Drought already looms large in Australia's recent past. It has joined the ranks of the Federation Drought and other acute, lengthy dry periods that have national resonance and are reflected on by historians, farmers, and politicians alike as defining moments in Australia's history. These droughts are etched into landscapes and people's minds, bodies, and history books. The Millenniu ... (read more)