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The Road to Botany Bay, first published in 1987 and considered a classic in the field of cultural and historical geography, examines the poetic constitution of colonial society. Through a far-reaching exploration of Australia’s mapping, narrative description, early urbanism, and bush mythology, Paul Carter exposes the mythopoetic mechanisms of empire. A powerfully written account of the ways in which language, history, and geography influenced the territorial theater of nineteenth-century imperialism, the book is also a call to think, write, and live differently.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-9
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: A Cake of Portable Soup
  2. pp. xiii-29
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  1. 1 An Outline of Names
  2. pp. 1-33
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  1. 2 An Airy Barrier
  2. pp. 34-68
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  1. 3 The Charm of Novelty
  2. pp. 69-98
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  1. 4 Triangles of Life
  2. pp. 99-135
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  1. 5 Debatable Land
  2. pp. 136-171
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  1. 6 A Thorny Passage
  2. pp. 172-201
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  1. 7 Elysiums for Gentlemen
  2. pp. 202-229
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  1. 8 A More Pleasing Prospect
  2. pp. 230-260
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  1. 9 Intimate Charm
  2. pp. 261-292
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  1. 10 The Road to Botany Bay
  2. pp. 293-319
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  1. 11 A Wandering State
  2. pp. 320-352
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  1. Images
  2. pp. 382-413
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 353-376
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 377-445
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 446
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816673759
Related ISBN
9780816669974
MARC Record
OCLC
698116873
Pages
416
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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