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Australia through women's eyes

Ann Standish
Australian Scholarly Publishing in association with the State Library of Victoria
Paperback 344pp Illustrated ISBN 9781921509070

Throughout the nineteenth century British women as diverse as Louisa Meredith, Marianne North and Beatrice Webb travelled to the Australian colonies and wrote about the emerging white civilisation they found there. Some were visitors, others settlers, but all were fascinated by the possibilities of this 'new world'.

Here, Australia is seen through the eyes of such women writers. It is a land of strange and un-English flora and fauna and of wondrously growing cities; a place where European cultural institutions are beginning to flourish – and where Indigenous culture was becoming invisible.

Ann Standish is a historian, editor and writer, and has taught at Melbourne and Deakin universities and worked in book publishing.

This book is out of print, but you can find it in the Library's collection.