Hunters and Collectors: The Antiquarian Imagination in Australia

Hunters and Collectors: The Antiquarian Imagination in Australia

by Tom Griffiths
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521483492

ISBN-13: 9780521483490

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Hunters and Collectors is about historical consciousness and environmental sensibilities in European Australia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It is in part a collective biography of the amateur scientists and humanists who have shaped the Australian historical imagination. Griffiths illuminates the way these avid collectors and discussants of the

Overview

Hunters and Collectors is about historical consciousness and environmental sensibilities in European Australia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It is in part a collective biography of the amateur scientists and humanists who have shaped the Australian historical imagination. Griffiths illuminates the way these avid collectors and discussants of the Australian land and its indigenous inhabitants have contributed a sense of national identity. He also shows how their activities feed into the political and environmental debates of the 1990s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521483490
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Series:
Studies in Australian History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Collection: 1. Hunting culture; 2. Victorian skulduggery; 3. The stone age; 4. The nuclear family; Part II. Possession: 5. Past silences; 6. The natural history of Melbourne; 7. Land rites; 8. Journeys to the centre; Part III. Preservation: 9. The discipline of memory; 10. Keeping places; 11. Progress through preservation; 12. History and natural history; Epilogue.

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