Animal Nation: The True Story of Animals and Australia

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UNSW Press, 2006 - History - 262 pages
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Animals can tell us a lot about ourselves. The way we love them as pets, eat them for dinner, make them symbols of the nation or shun them as invaders and pests illuminates much about our society and culture. Animal Nation traces the complex relationships between animals and humans in Australia. It starts with the colonial period—when unfamiliar native animals were hunted almost to extinction and replaced with preferred species—and brings us full circle to the present when native species are protected above all others.
 

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Contents

The Animal Enigma
1
Freaks of Nature?
26
Animals and Aborigines
48
Changing Nature
79
The Australian Dreaming
110
Outsider Animals?
144
The Pussycat Dreaming
166
Animals and Modern Australia
193
Notes
239
References
251
Index
258
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Adrian Franklin is an author who wrote The Making of Mona which won the Best designed Fully Illustrated Book Over RRP $50 at the Australian Book Design Awards 2015.

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