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Author Horne, Julia.

Title The pursuit of wonder : how Australia's landscape was explored, nature discovered and tourism unleashed / Julia Horne
Published Carlton, Vic. : Miegunyah Press, [2005]


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 MELB  910.994 Hor/Pow  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 351 pages : illustrations (some color), map, portrait, facsimile ; 24 cm
regular print
Series Second numbered series of the Miegunyah volumes ; no. 65
Miegunyah Press series. Series 2 ; no. 65
Contents Machine derived contents note: WHAT THIS Is ALL ABOUT -- In which the purpose of this book is explained -- Miaking Tourism Australian 23 -- In which European ideas about travel, art and the origins of -- tourism, and how they became Australian, are examined -- TRAVEL AS CELEBRATION r6 -- 117 which travel as a celebration of manhood, fmininnit -- and the power of observation is explored -- Inventing The Mountain Resort 99 -- I/n which the Blue Mountains as a tourist resort is introduced and -- its characteristics as a new type of social institution examined -- Putting Up The Signposts And Laying Down The Tracks 141 -- In which civic-mindedness and the pattern of development -- of nineteenth-century nature tourism are explored -- Writing It All Up 175 -- In which a brief history of nineteenth-century -- travel rwriting is presented -- How MOUNTAINS BECAME SUBLIME 199 -- In which the attractions of Australia's mountains -- are explained -- How LIMESTONE CAVES BECAME WONDERFUL 227 -- In which the attractions of caves are explained and -- their development as public asset is discussed -- How FERNS BECAME BEAUTIFUL 253 -- In which the attractions of ferns are traced, first as -- scientific specimens and then as objects of beauty -- The Eye Of The Beholder 281 -- In which perspective is shown to be important -- to the changing appreciation of scenery
Summary More than 200 years after Joseph Banks' global tour we can still appreciate the magic of wonder, the motivation of thousands of tourists each year who seek out natural beauties. This beautiful book will appeal to those who enjoy their history placed in the best possible surrounds
Analysis Human geography (Australia)
History (Australia)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-332) and index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 321-332
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate
Subject Travelers -- Australia -- History.
Ecotourism -- Australia -- History.
Landforms -- Australia.
Travelers -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Travelers -- Australia.
Australians -- Travel.
Tourism -- Australia -- History.
Culture and tourism -- Australia.
Tamborine Mountain (Qld.) -- Description and travel.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Australia -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form History
LC no. 2006386966
ISBN 9780522851663 hardback
0522851665 :