Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Out of Place (Gwalia): Occasional Essays on Australian Regional Communities and Built Environments in Transition
Edited by Philip Goldswain, Nicole Sully, and William Taylor
University of Western Australia Press, 2014
Paperback, 304 pages, ISBN: 9781742585543
This collection of essays explores historical, geographical and cultural factors that contribute to our understanding of places and settings of Australian transient communities. From Gwalia and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, Charters Towers in Queensland and Queenstown in Tasmania, the places provide opportunity to revisit sites of history from the different angles of architecture, landscape theory, social history and visual arts. They also provide a springboard for thinking through the pressing issues for of contemporary Australians and counterparts in other ‘post-settler’ societies.
Introduction to Australian places, place-making and the politics of displacement in a transient society
William M. Taylor