Our fathers cleared the bush: remembering Eyre Peninsula

Jill Roe

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Abstract

Renowned historian Jill Roe, whose grandparents were early settlers of South Australia's west coast, revisits her mid-century childhood in what was one of Australia's most remote regions. Rhythms of work and play were punctuated by moments - the annual show, a visit from young Queen Elizabeth - that connected farming lives, however briefly, to a changing world. With urbanisation comes uncertainties. As her story unfolds, Jill Roe contemplates the future of Eyre Peninsula and the role of regional Australia in this young century. Our Fathers Cleared the Bush is a charming, thoughtful blend of history, memoir and ideas.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMile End, South Australia
PublisherWakefield Press
Number of pages249
ISBN (Print)9781743054291
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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