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Like Nothing on this Earth: A Literary History of the Wheatbelt by Dr Tony Hughes-d'Aeth

  • State Library 25 Francis Street Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

5:00-6:30pm, Monday 18 February 2019

During the twentieth century, the southwestern corner of Australia was cleared for intensive agriculture. In the space of several decades, an arc from Esperance to Geraldton, an area of land larger than England, was cleared of native flora for the farming of grain and livestock.

Dr Tony Hughes-d’Aeth examines the creation of the wheatbelt through creative writers including Albert Facey, Peter Cowan, Dorothy Hewett, Jack Davis, Elizabeth Jolley and John Kinsella.