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Author: Liam Davison
Publisher: St Lucia, Qld., Australia : University of Queensland Press ; Portland, Or. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by International Specialized Book Services, 1993.
Series: UQP paperbacks; UQP fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The French corvette l'Astrolabe sails into Westernport, the scientists on board intent on drawing, recording, classifying. A century later Anna and Jasper Black, pioneering believers in the notion of progress, come to test their belief that the land can be made to serve their purposes. Now landscape photographer Jack Cameron, lost, drifting, struggles with their past to find a purpose his own life lacks. This bold  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liam Davison
ISBN: 0702224626 9780702224621
OCLC Number: 28434756
Description: 216 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: UQP paperbacks; UQP fiction.
Responsibility: Liam Davison.

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The French corvette l'Astrolabe sails into Westernport, the scientists on board intent on drawing, recording, classifying. A century later Anna and Jasper Black, pioneering believers in the notion of progress, come to test their belief that the land can be made to serve their purposes. Now landscape photographer Jack Cameron, lost, drifting, struggles with their past to find a purpose his own life lacks. This bold and impressive novel interweaves narrative strands from past and present to create a world that is familiar yet disturbingly strange. Landscape becomes an obsession, photographs throw up unsettling images distilled from the past, reality and imagination begin to shift ...

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