Saturday Extra with Geraldine Doogue on Radio National is running a series of segments in March on new regional environmental histories. To date three segments have been broadcast:
Tom Griffiths describes these new works as responding to a need among settler Australians to come to a deep understanding of their local places, after the catastrophic losses associated with Aboriginal dispossession. Listen here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/australian-history-new-genre/9490254
Tony Hughes-d’Aeth talks about combining ecology, history and literature in writing Like Nothing on this Earth: A Literary History of the Wheatbelt; listen here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/a-literary-history-of-the-wheatbelt/9489990
Ian Tyrrell talks about writing his environmental history of the Cooks River, River Dreams; listen here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/cooks-river/9531780
It’s great to see the ABC profiling these important new works.