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Author O'Gorman, Emily.

Title Flood country : an environmental history of the Murray-Darling basin / by Emily O'Gorman
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 257 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover; Contents; CHAPTER 1 Gundagai 1852: the town that moved; CHAPTER 2 Experimentation and regulation: pastoralism and mining,1850 to 1890; CHAPTER 3 Bourke 1890: the birth of engineering; Colour plates; CHAPTER 4 Federation, engineering, and a 'watershed' perspective,1890 to 1956; CHAPTER 5 Mildura and the Murray River 1956: the failure of engineering; CHAPTER 6 Challenging national development: dams and irrigation,1956 to 1990; CHAPTER 7 Cunnamulla 1990: the town that did not flood; Acknowledgements; Conversions; Abbreviations and terminology; Preface; Introduction; Conclusion
Summary Explores the different ways in which floods have been understood and managed in the inland since Australia's colonisation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed August 28, 2012)
Subject Floodplain management -- Australia -- Darling River (Qld. and N.S.W.)
Floodplain management -- Australia -- Murray River (N.S.W.-S.A.)
Wetland management -- Australia -- Darling River Watershed (Qld. and N.S.W.)
Wetland management -- Australia -- Murray River Watershed (N.S.W.-S.A.)
Darling River Watershed (Qld. and N.S.W.) -- Environmental aspects.
Darling River Watershed (Qld. and N.S.W.) -- History.
Murray River Watershed (N.S.W.-S.A.) -- Environmental aspects.
Murray River Watershed (N.S.W.-S.A.) -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0643106650 (electronic bk.)
0643106669 (electronic bk.)
9780643106659 (electronic bk.)
9780643106666 (electronic bk.)