New podcast episode: histories of militarized landscapes in Australia

A new edition of the Exploring Environmental History Podcast explores the histories of militarized landscapes in Australia.

Military operations can have repercussions for environments and landscapes a long way from the battlefields. In the case of Australia most military action during the 20th century happened far from its shores. It is therefore surprising that an Australian historian, Ben Wilkie, Honorary Research Fellow in Australian Studies at Deakin University, researches the environmental histories of military conflict. On this podcast episode Ben not only discusses the histories of military landscapes but he also explores the evolution of Australian Defence Force environmental policies in the twentieth century.

Listen to the podcast on the Environmental History Resources website:

Congratulations to Jan and Ben on this excellent resource!

Image: Puckapunyal, Victoria, circa 1940, Museums Victoria.