The Colonial Earth

The Colonial Earth

Hardback Miegunyah Press Second Series

By (author) Tim Bonyhady


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  • Publisher: The Miegunyah Press
  • Format: Hardback | 433 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 249mm x 31mm | 1,293g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Carlton
  • ISBN 10: 0522849156
  • ISBN 13: 9780522849158
  • Illustrations note: illus
  • Sales rank: 873,429

Product description

When the First Fleet sailed for NSW in 1787, the British government ordered Governor Phillip to preserve the cattle, sheep and hogs he brought with him but not the environment he found. Yet Phillip and his officers were quick to try to protect Australia's land. This book challenges the equation of colonization with destruction.

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Author information

Tim Bonyhady is both an art historian and environmental lawyer and is currently a Senior Fellow in the ANU's Urban and Environmental Program. His previous books include Images in Opposition: Australian Landscape Painting 1801-1890 and Places Worth Keeping: Conservationists, Politics and Law. This is his eleventh book.

Review quote

"This is a rare, enlightening and beautifully presented book. Seize it. There are only 2000 copies in this edition. It could vanish, like the heritage it celebrates, at any minute." --"The Australian"