Welcome to ENNZ Volume 2, Issue No. 5. This issue showcases two recent books exploring aspects of Australasian ecology. Tom Brooking reviews Libby Robin’s new book, How a Continent Created a Nation, and highlights its applicability to New Zealand environmental history, while Charles Dawson reviews David Young’s recently published book, Whio: Saving New Zealand’s Blue Duck. Benedict Taylor also reports on a conference held earlier this year in Christchurch by the Australian Forest History Society, ‘Trans-Tasman Forest History’. A recent announcements for post-doctoral research positions and an upcoming one-day symposium on the fascinating scientific polymath James Hector round out the issue.
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- CFP: Historical climatology in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney, Feb 2018
- Symposium – Beyond the Big Smoke: New Approaches to non-metropolitan history
- New Exhibition: Open Cut, Darwin
- Potential commission for environmental historian: history of Stanley, Vic.
- Environmental history courses at WEA Sydney
- Bendigo Public Lecture: the use and abuse of seasonal migrant workers in English agriculture, 1850 – 2017