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The ice and the inland : Mawson, Flynn, and the myth of the frontier / Brigid Hains
Bib ID 552721
Format BookBook
Author
Hains, Brigid, 1969-
 
Description Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2002 
xii, 219 p., [26] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0522850367
0522850367
0522850367
0522850367
Summary

Compares two Australian folk heroes, Mawson and Flynn, and analyses the reasons for their popularity. It raises a number of topical issues including the role of Australia in the international management of Antarctica; Flynn's treatment of the Aboriginal people; and relationships between the country and the bush.

Full contents
  • Prelude: Beltana, South Australia, 1911
  • Part I. Mawson of the Antarctic: the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14: 1. 'Life opens up to one': the call of the Antarctic frontier; 2. 'Weirdness and beauty': The Antarctic wilderness; 3. 'True scientists for everything': The technological frontier; 4. 'The dear old penguins': At home in Antarctic nature
  • Interlude: From the Ice to the Inland
  • Part II. Flynn of the Inland, 1900-32: 5. 'Bushborn conquerors over nature': The city, the bush, and the frontier ideal; 6. 'Australia is a weird land': Frontier anxieties; 7. 'Essential unity': The organic nation; 8. 'A mantle of safety': Domesticating the frontierFinale: 'A wild precision, a strict disorder'.
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 196-213.

Subjects Mawson, Douglas, - Sir, - 1882-1958.  |  Mawson, Douglas, - Sir, - 1882-1958 - Journeys - Antarctica.  |  Flynn, John, - 1880-1951.  |  Australian Inland Mission.  |  Australasian Antarctic Expedition, - (1911-1914)  |  Discoveries in geography.  |  Antarctica - Discovery and exploration.  |  Australia - Discovery and exploration.

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