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:

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:

Ian Tyrrell talks about writing his environmental history of the Cooks River, River Dreams; listen here:

It’s great to see the ABC profiling these important new works.