Road to Botany Bay An Exploration of Landscape and History

ISBN-10: 081666997X

ISBN-13: 9780816669974

Edition: 2010

Authors: Paul Carter

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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.
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 3/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Paul Carter was born in England in 1969. His father's military career had the family moving all over the world, re-locating every few years. Paul has worked in the oil industry now for fifteen years, re-locating every few years (old habits). Paul has lived, worked, gotten into trouble and been given a serious talking to in England, Scotland, Germany, France, Holland, Norway, Portugal, Tunisia, Australia, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo, Columbia, Vietnam, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, China, USA and Saudi Arabia. Today he lives in Perth with his wife, baby daughter and two motorbikes. But who knows where he'll be tomorrow ... Paul's first two books are stories from his life on the rigs, "Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse" (A+U, 2005) and "This Is Not a Drill" (A+U, 2007).

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: A Cake of Portable Soup
An Outline of Names
An Airy Barrier
The Charm of Novelty
Triangles of Life
Debatable Land
A Thorny Passage
Elysiums for Gentlemen
A More Pleasing Prospect
Intimate Charm
The Road to Botany Bay
A Wandering State
Notes
Index
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