By the Book: A Literary History of Queensland

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Patrick Buckridge, Belinda McKay
Univ. of Queensland Press, 2007 - History - 390 pages
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Queensland—a place of barren land and wild politics with subtropical weather, beaches, and natural wonders—is the subject of this rich literary history. Chronicling a wide range of literature, from the first days of European settlement to the present day, this collection touches upon thematic topics such as travel stories, writing for children, and indigenous writings. The role of institutions such as schools, public libraries, the press, and publishers, as well as how they have contributed to the shaping of Queensland’s literary development, is also included.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
SouthEast Queensland
11
Central Queensland
141
Western Queensland
183
North Queensland
211
Statewide Themes
257
Endnotes
323
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\Patrick Buckridge is the head of the school of humanities at Griffith University. He is the author of The Scandalous Penton and the coeditor of the literary journal Queensland Review. Belinda McKay is the director of the Queensland Studies Centre and a founding editor of Queensland Review. She is a literature professor in the school of humanities at Griffith University.

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