Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History

Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History


By (author) Paul Carter

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  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 30mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 10 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Minneapolis
  • ISBN 10: 081666997X
  • ISBN 13: 9780816669974
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 22 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 133,644

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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.

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Author information

Paul Carter is author of many books, including "Dark Writing" (2008) and "Material Thinking" (2004). He is creative director of Material Thinking, a place-making research and design studio based in Melbourne, Australia.