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'Ken Gelder and Rachael Weaver’s book, The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt, provides an important stimulus for the study of kangaroos in the colonial setting of Australia, a topic that took hold of the British imagination during the years between 1770 and 1900. While the book focuses primarily on a historical review of kangaroo killing as a manifestation of frontier experiences, it also draws on a range of source material, including images (oil paintings, sketches, watercolours, and lithographs) and texts (letters, memoirs, popular journalism, poetry, novels, and fantasies), to examine the interconnections between hunting practices and colonial development in Australia.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Historical Studies vol. 52 no. 4 2021 23515358 2021 periodical issue

    'It is with a mixture of relief and sadness that we sign off on our very last issue of Australian Historical Studies. We are particularly proud of this issue. In it we gather some new and innovative work, ranging from discussion of convict voyages to eastern Australia and analysis of the Chinese diaspora in Australia to a sobering exploration of rape culture in the 1942–43 trial of Errol Flynn. This issue also includes a state of the field essay on Captain Cook by Kate Fullagar and a fabulous line-up of museum, film and book reviews, including Heather Goodall on Grace Karskens’ latest blockbuster, Ann Curthoys on Henry Reynolds and Megan Davis and George Williams, and Ruth Balint on Sheila Fitzpatrick’s latest.' (Editorial introduction)

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