Presenting Australia


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Titel en schrijver
Presenting Australia, Dalys Conlon
ISBN nr.
Uitgeverij, drukjaar en drukversie
Child & Henry, 1985, 2de druk
Paperback of hardcover
Aantal pagina’s
335 pagina’s
Taal en categorie
Engels, Reizen en talen
Korte samenvatting
From its humble beginnings as a convict settlement, through the exciting times of exploration, the gold rushes and federation, right up to today, Australia has presented many faces to many people.

In presenting Australia the photographs of six different photographers, plus many historical engravings, show the reader how truly varied the Australian landscape is.

The photographers, whose work is rarely been seen before, present a refreshing new look at the uniquely beautiful face of Australia. From surf scenes at Manly to an emu at Camooweal; the governors residence in Darwin to the rodeo at the Alice; from Wrest point casino in Hobart to the paddle steamers on the Murray river; the Festival hall in Adelaide tot he spectacular Hamersley ranges; and for hundreds of places between, Australia, as it is, can be seen.

As well as the extensive color photo section the book contains historical introduction toe each section complete with engravings from the relevant periods. From the early days of Australia, people have seen it in many ways. To Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, it was a place rich in exciting rare botanical specimens. To the convicts and first settlers it was a harsh, forbidding land where the newcomers struggled to survive. Gradually conditions improved and a pastoral and farming industry developed. With the discovery of gold, Australia became the land of opportunity and thousands of immigrants flocked here from all over the world.

Today, Australia is still a land with mineral wealth and successful in agriculture, possessing for all of us a harsh beauty with a haunting quality captured so magically by these photographers and engravings. For all Australians and visitors, this book brilliantly reveals the charm and appeal of Australia, past and present.

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