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An All Consuming Passion By William J. Lines

An All Consuming Passion

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Set against the backdrop of Australia's geological, human and natural history, this is the story of amateur botanist Georgiana Molloy. It uses Molloy's experience to highlight issues such as gender inequality and abuse of Aboriginal culture on the landscape of Australia.

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An All Consuming Passion: Origins, Modernity, and the Australian Life of Georgiana Molloy by William J. Lines

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Australia's geological, human, and natural history, An All Consuming Passion is the story of amateur botanist Georgiana Molloy. In 1829 she married a retired Army captain and emigrated from Scotland to the remote southwestern corner of Australia. William Lines weaves the story of Molloy's life and increasing commitment to botany with the broader story of colonial invasion. He uses Molloy's experience known mostly through her prolific letters to highlight issues such as gender inequality in colonial society, the British misunderstanding and abuse of Aboriginal culture, and the impact of Aborigines and colonists on the landscape of Australia.

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"Lines excitingly places this quiet, stoical life within the larger context of a dispute between incompatible world-views. . . . Only now, thanks to conservationists like Lines, have we begun to recognize the wisdom of the extinguished tribes."--Peter Conrad, "London Observer

About William J. Lines


William J. Lines, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Canberra, is the author of the Australian best-seller Taming the Great South Land (California, 1992).

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GOR002273769
An All Consuming Passion: Origins, Modernity, and the Australian Life of Georgiana Molloy by William J. Lines
William J. Lines
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University of California Press
1996-06-11
398
0520204220
9780520204225
N/A
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