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The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History

Paul Carter


This book, first published in 1987 and considered a classic in the field of cultural and historical geography, examines the poetic constitution of colonial society. Through a far-reaching exploration of Australia’s mapping, narrative description, early urbanism, and bush mythology, this book exposes the mythopoetic mechanisms of empire. A powerfully written account of the ways in which language, history, and geography influenced the territorial theater of nineteenth-century imperialism, the book is also a call to think, write, and live differently.

Keywords: colonial society, narrative description, early urbanism, bush mythology, mythopoetic mechanisms, imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816669974
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816669974.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Carter, author