'Compelling, multifarious and essential.' - Don Watson 'Drink in its wisdom.' - Andrew Leigh MP WINNER OF 2021 NSW PREMIER'S HISTORY AWARD On this ancient continent, waves of people have made their mark on the landscape; in turn, it too has shaped them. If we look afresh at our history through the land we live on, might Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians find a path to a shared future? An epic exploration of our relationship with this country, Landscapes of Our Hearts takes us from the Great Barrier Reef to the Central Desert, the High Country to Canberra's Limestone Plains. It is a book of hope and offers the possibility that a renewed connection to the landscape and to each other could pave the way towards reconciliation. It will change the way you see this land.


ISBN13: 9781760762704
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2022
Publisher: Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.7(H) x 13.3(W) x 2.7(S)310
Weight (gm): 310

Author Biography

Matthew Colloff works at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University and before that was a research scientist at CSIRO for twenty-three years. He has had a distinguished career in the areas of climate change adaptation, conservation and ecosystem ecology, and is an award-winning writer.


... a deeply ethical work. It is humble, engaging, informative and written with respect for the many Indigenous nations that have worked with Country rather than against it... -- Tony Birch * The Age *
... a quiet book, but it's quietly radical in its pragmatic hopefulness; its belief in personal agency ... not an elegy, it's a call to action: do not go gently into the Anthropocene. -- Beejay Silcox * The Australian *
Evocative and touching book ... Full of recommendations about the next step. -- Phillip Adams * Late Night Live *
Landscapes of Our Hearts: Reconciling People and Environment

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