Greg Dening: Australia, 25 September 2003
Show More The Enlightenment and the Origins of European Australia by John Gascoigne.
Cambridge, 233 pp., £45, September 2002, 0 521 80343 8Show More
Looking for Blackfella’s Point: An Australian History of Place by Mark McKenna.
New South Wales, 268 pp., £14.50, August 2002, 0 86840 644 9Show More
Words for Country: Landscape and Language in Australia by Tim Bonyhady and Tom Griffiths.
New South Wales, 253 pp., £15.50, October 2001, 0 86840 628 7Show More
The Land Is a Map: Placenames of Indigenous Origin in Australia edited by Luise Hercus, Flavia Hodges and Jane Simpson.
Pandanus, 304 pp., AUS $39.95, October 2002, 1 74076 020 4Show More
“... have run dry with formalism. Which is why history needs to engage emotions as well as the mind. Luise Hercus, Flavia Hodges and Jane Simpson, the editors of The Land Is a Map, represent a new generation of young scholars skilled in indigenous languages. Their work is a sort of archaeological toponymy: placenames are ...”