The Murray is a book about landscape and fish, about memory and concepts, about imagination and desire. Through a complex interweaving of history, poetry, art and individual memories, Paul Sinclair has created an original and subtly conceived work, offering imaginative space to think about land and water in new ways. The focus is on shifts and changes: the brief heyday of the riverboats and their transformation into a tourist attraction; the decline of the mighty Murray cod and the rise of the European carp; the alteration of flow patterns and species; the changing fortunes of the river towns. The Murray offers a unique picture of Australia's major river.
- Hardback | 303 pages
- 162.1 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 684.94g
- 01 Sep 2002
- Melbourne University Press
- Carlton, Australia
- illustrations, maps, portraits
About Paul Sinclair
Paul Sinclair grew up near the Murray River at Kerang, in northern Victoria. He has published widely on Australia's environmental history and is now a research fellow at the Australian Center at the University of Melbourne. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Paul Sinclair's The Murray sings life into a dying river. "The Sydney Morning Herald""