Mateship with birds: an Australian plea for conservation

McGregor, Russell (2019) Mateship with birds: an Australian plea for conservation. Arcadia, Autumn 2019 (42).

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Abstract

‘Mateship with Birds’, the title of Alec Chisholm’s first book, epitomises his approach to conservation. He wanted his fellow Australians to bond emotionally with the birds, animals and plants around them, and he framed his advocacy in the nationalist idioms of that country. Nationalism was central to his conservation, as he tried to foster a robust sense of belonging to place for the benefit of both the Australian people and their non-human compatriots.

Item ID: 61092
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 2199-3408
Keywords: conservation; nationalism; Alec Chisholm
Copyright Information: © Russell McGregor. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 19:15
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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