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by William J. Lines

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Author: William J. Lines
ISBN: 1863732160
ISBN13: 978-1863732161
Language: English
Publisher: Allen & Unwin (February 21, 1992)
Pages: 360
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William J. Lines traces Australia's history from the continent's geological origins, natural development, and earliest native cultures to its present-day state of population and economic overgrowth at the expense of the fragile environmental balance

William J. Lines traces Australia's history from the continent's geological origins, natural development, and earliest native cultures to its present-day state of population and economic overgrowth at the expense of the fragile environmental balance

Lines shows how Enlightenment ideas of progress, economic growth, and development were reconstructed on Australian soil, and how the promise of the conquest of nature became a mockery in fact, resulting in the mass dislocation and destruction of indigenous populations.

Lines gives a scathing exposure of Australia's dark side, detailing the vast cruelty to native people and animals, with .

Lines gives a scathing exposure of Australia's dark side, detailing the vast cruelty to native people and animals, with enormous destruction of the environment. All of it is true, and needs to be said. I learned a lot. But Lines has a tendency to view all development in the past several centuries as harmful to the planet, which leaves little room for attention to any developments that have been helpful. Perhaps one line on page 278 sums up his conclusion: "To affirm freedom means saying no to growth and development

Lines, William J. Subjects. Nature - Effect of human beings on - Australia - History. William Lines records the exploitation of nature in Australia in 200 years of settlement .

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Lines, William J (1991), Taming the great south land : a history of the conquest of nature in Australia . Winks, . (1 September 1992), "Taming the Great South Land: A History of the Conquest of Nature in Australia

Lines, William J (1991), Taming the great south land : a history of the conquest of nature in Australia, University of California Press, ISBN 978-0-520-07830-7. (1 September 1992), "Taming the Great South Land: A History of the Conquest of Nature in Australia. Fenge, Terry (1 September 1994), "Taming the Great South Land: A History of the Conquest of Nature in Australia", Alternatives, Alternatives, Inc, v20 (n4): 39(2), ISSN 0002-6638. Taming the Great South Land: A History of the Conquest of Nature in Australia (1999).

Clark, Victor S. "Australian Economic Problems. I. The Railways," Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 22, No. 3 (May, 1908), pp. 399–451 in JSTOR, history to 1907. Hearn, Mark, Harry Knowles, and Ian Cambridge. One Big Union: A History of the Australian Workers Union 1886–1994 (1998). Lines, William J. Attwood, Bain, and Fiona Magowan. Lines, North Sydney, Allen and Unwin, 1991. A video by Film Australia, Eton Road, Lindfield, NSW, 2070 (‘Phone 02 413 8777). Produced for Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories, 1991. 12 minutes, with teaching notes, 1991.

William John Lines is an Australian author. William John Lines was born on February 3, 1952 in Perth, Australia. He has penned several books about his native country. He is a son of William John Henry and Nancy Lines. In 1973 William J. Lines received a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Western Australia. William J. Lines is best known as the author of An All Consuming Passion: Origins, Modernity, and the Australian Life of Georgiana Molloy; False Economy: Australia in the 20th Century; and Taming the Great South Land: A History of Conquest of Nature in Australia. His books received high praise from critics. Lines, Taming the Great South Land: A History of the Conquest of Nature in Australia (North Sydney . Molly E. Jamieson, Ruby: A Story of the Australian Bush (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1898), 7–. oogle Scholar. Lines, Taming the Great South Land: A History of the Conquest of Nature in Australia (North Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1991), 2. 13. John M. MacKenzie, The Empire of Nature: Hunting, Conservation and British Imperialism (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1988). 19. Deane Curtin, Environmental Ethics for a Postcolonial World (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), 14.

'A tract for the times' Derek Whitelock, The Australian 'Taming the Great South Land is the most important single work of an Australian history since Robert Hughes wrote The Fatal Shore ...It is a book of international importance.' Judith White, Sun-Herald 'Innovative and brilliantly researched.' Phillip Toyne, Director, Australian Conservation Foundation Taming the Great South Land is a profound new history of Australia. It tells the story of two centuries of European settlement from the point of view of the land and its indigenous people. Taming the Great South Land is a powerful and pioneering study, and, in the tradition of The Fatal Shore, is compelling reading. William Lines combines environmental, social and political history to record 200 years of implacable exploitation of nature. He traces how the Enlightenment ideas of progress, economic growth and development were transported to Australia and employed in the conquest of nature. From the early slaughter of seals, through land settlement and gold rushes to British nuclear tests and the modern mining and timber industr
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Lines gives a scathing exposure of Australia's dark side, detailing the vast cruelty to native people and animals, with enormous destruction of the environment. All of it is true, and needs to be said. I learned a lot. But Lines has a tendency to view all development in the past several centuries as harmful to the planet, which leaves little room for attention to any developments that have been helpful. Perhaps one line on page 278 sums up his conclusion: "To affirm freedom means saying no to growth and development." I wouldn't want to accuse Lines of being grouchy, but I think he might do well to think about better kinds of development rather than demanding no development.
salivan
The bombastic, triumphalist tone of the title is meant in sarcasm. The author describes in impressive detail how Australia was settled by the British. But instead of following the standard path of focusing on the growth of the cities, he looks instead at the farming sector. Along with how water and other resources were harnessed to feed the cities.

Much of the original environment was drastically altered, at least in the coastal regions where farms could be established. The non-native livestock and crops thrived. So too did species like foxes and rabbits and cane toads. The narrative is almost one of a war against the land.
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