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Darwin

Tess Lea

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New South Books
01 November 2020
Memoirs; History; Australasian & Pacific history; Local history; Travel & holiday guides
Series: City Series
Darwin is a survivor, you have to give it that. Razed to the ground four times in its short history, it has picked itself up out of the debris to not only rebuild but grow ... Darwin has known catastrophes and resurrections; it has endured misconceived projects and birthed visionaries. To know Darwin, to know its soul, you have to listen to it, soak in it, taste it. This is a book about the textures, colours, sounds and frontier stories of Darwin, Australia's smallest and least-known capital city. Darwin is a place that has to be felt to be known. Readers will sense the heat, smell the odours, hear the birds and the frogs, encounter the mosquitoes, fathom racial politics and learn how the moon-base that is Darwin is kept alive. They will understand that Darwin is a military garrison and a portal into Australia's possible futures. In a new postscript, Tess Lea suggests how Darwin might deliver lessons for living under the climatically assaulting and culturally uncomfortable times of the Anthropocene. '...great insight and vivid descriptions.' - Margaret Smith, The Canberra Times 'Tess Lea's book on her home town...delves into the fabric, colours, history, geography and lifestyles of this frontier town with great insight and vivid descriptions.' - Margaret Smith, The Sydney Morning Herald 'Read it, visit Darwin, read it again. It's that good.' - Stephen Muecke, Flinders University
By:   Tess Lea
Imprint:   New South Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 110mm, 
ISBN:   9781742237077
ISBN 10:   174223707X
Series:   City Series
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Darwin

Tess Lea's book on her home town...delves into the fabric, colours, history, geography and lifestyles of this frontier town with great insight and vivid descriptions. - Margaret Smith, The Sydney Morning Herald


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