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The ice and the inland : Mawson, Flynn, and the myth of the frontier

Autore: Brigid Hains
Editore: Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2002.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Compares two Australian folk heroes, Mawson and Flynn, and analyses the reasons for their popularity. It raises a number of topical issues including the role of Australia in the international management of Antarctica; Flynn's treatment of the Aboriginal people; and relationships between the country and the bush.
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Persona incaricata: Douglas Mawson, Sir; Douglas Mawson, Sir; John Flynn; Douglas Mawson; John Flynn
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Brigid Hains
ISBN: 0522850367 9780522850369
Numero OCLC: 51104722
Descrizione: xii, 219 p., [26] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: Prelude: Beltana, South Australia, 1911 --
Part I. Mawson of the Antarctic: the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14: 1. 'Life opens up to one': the call of the Antarctic frontier; 2. 'Weirdness and beauty': The Antarctic wilderness; 3. 'True scientists for everything': The technological frontier; 4. 'The dear old penguins': At home in Antarctic nature --
Interlude: From the Ice to the Inland --
Part II. Flynn of the Inland, 1900-32: 5. 'Bushborn conquerors over nature': The city, the bush, and the frontier ideal; 6. 'Australia is a weird land': Frontier anxieties; 7. 'Essential unity': The organic nation; 8. 'A mantle of safety': Domesticating the frontierFinale: 'A wild precision, a strict disorder'
Responsabilità: Brigid Hains.

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