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A Million Wild Acres
Author: Eric Rolls

ISBN: 9780868064642
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1 May 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Description:
Thirty years ago, a bomb landed in the field of Australian consciousness of itself and its land in the form of Eric Rolls' A MILLION WILD ACRES. The ensuing explosion has caused extensive and heated debate ever since amongst historians, ecologists, environmentalists, poets and writers. Now reprinted in a commemorative 30th Anniversary Edition for a new generation of readers and against the backdrop of renewed and urgent concern about climate change, it includes Tom Griffiths' seminal essay, The Writing of A Million Wild Acres, and a foreword by Les Murray drawn from his work Eric Rolls and the Golden Disobedience. Here is a contentious story of men and their passion for land; of occupation and settlement; of destruction and growth. By following the tracks of these pioneers who crossed the Blue Mountains into northern New South Wales, Eric Rolls - poet, farmer and self-taught naturalist - has written the history of European settlement in Australia. He evokes the ruthlessness and determination of the first settlers who worked the land -- a land they knew little about. Rolls has re-written the history of settlement and destroyed the argument that Australia's present dense eucalypt forests are the remnants of 200 years...

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