The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History

The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History

by Paul Carter
     
 

ISBN-10: 081666997X

ISBN-13: 9780816669974

Pub. Date: 03/10/2010

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

The Road to Botany Bay, first published in 1987 and considered a classic in the field of cultural and historical geography, examines the poetic constitution of colonial society. Through a far-reaching exploration of Australia’s mapping, narrative description, early urbanism, and bush mythology, Paul Carter exposes the mythopoetic mechanisms of empire.

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The Road to Botany Bay, first published in 1987 and considered a classic in the field of cultural and historical geography, examines the poetic constitution of colonial society. Through a far-reaching exploration of Australia’s mapping, narrative description, early urbanism, and bush mythology, Paul Carter exposes the mythopoetic mechanisms of empire. A powerfully written account of the ways in which language, history, and geography influenced the territorial theater of nineteenth-century imperialism, the book is also a call to think, write, and live differently.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816669974
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
03/10/2010
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction: A Cake of Portable Soup xiii

1 An Outline of Names 1

2 An Airy Barrier 34

3 The Charm of Novelty 69

4 Triangles of Life 99

5 Debatable Land 136

6 A Thorny Passage 172

7 Elysiums for Gentlemen 202

8 A More Pleasing Prospect 230

9 Intimate Charm 261

10 The Road to Botany Bay 293

11 A Wandering State 320

Notes 353

Index 377

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