Mateship with Nature: Nationalism and Conservation in the Writings of Alec Chisholm

McGregor, Russell (2019) Mateship with Nature: Nationalism and Conservation in the Writings of Alec Chisholm. Environment and History, 25.

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Alec Chisholm (1890–1977) inspired generations of Australians to see nature anew. A prolific writer of popular works of natural history, he promoted a conservationist ethos. He also promoted an Australian nationalism that cherished the landscapes, flora and fauna of that country. This article explores the entwining of Chisholm’s love of nature with his commitment to Australian nationalism. In doing so, it teases out some of the complexities and ambiguities that threaded through the evolution of a conservationist ethos in Australia in the middle decades of the twentieth century

Item ID: 58938
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1752-7023
Keywords: Alec Chisholm; conservation; concepts of nature; nationalism
Funders: State Library of New South Wales
Projects and Grants: David Scott Mitchell Fellowship
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2019 04:37
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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