Pete Minard is an honorary research fellow at La Trobe University's Centre for the Study of the Inland.
A nicely balanced account of the efforts of the Colony of Victoria to acclimatise 'all things harmless, useful, and ornamental', from the gold rushes of the 1850s until the late nineteenth century. . . . [An] excellent book.--Historical Records of Australian Science Minard applies a whole field of new work in environmental history to questions long considered by the history of science in Australia, producing novel and more complex readings of topics that have occupied historians for decades.--History Australia