About this issue

The contributions in this volume explore the way that Australasian environments have been envisioned, worked, and changed in the past, and how ideas about places inform the present and future of the continent. It looks at some typical visions of Australia—the bush, the Great Barrier Reef —but also at mines, shorelines, sediments, and wheatfields, and beyond these to the historical networks of human and non-human actors that shaped these places and the ideas around them. It argues for an environmental history that is uniquely Australian, but which can enrich and expand the field of environmental history across the globe.

How to cite: Mauch, Christof, Morgan, Ruth, and O’Gorman, Emily (Eds). “Visions of Australia: Environments in History,” RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society 2017, no. 2. doi.org/10.5282/rcc/7902.