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

Patrick Buckridge and Belinda McKay
1
SouthEast Queensland
11
Brisbane and Literature 18591975
13
The Making of Literary Brisbane 19752001
73
The Literature of the Hinterland
92
Literature History and the Darling Downs
111
Central Queensland
141
The Bush Ethos in Central Queensland Writing
143
North Queensland
211
North Queensland Writing
213
Statewide Themes
257
Indigenous Writing in Queensland
259
Reef Bush and City
278
Travel Writing in Queensland
301
Endnotes
323
General Index
366

Western Queensland
183
Writing in the West
185

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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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