Landmarks: People & Places Across Australia, is the big new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Australia. It is a place-centred exhibition that includes many environmental history themes. Open 9-5 every day. Free.
Archive for June, 2011
The 5th Watermark Literary Muster is on in Kendall (on the NSW mid north coast) from Friday June 17 to Monday June 20. The theme is The Nature and Place of the Backyard. Registrations are now open through Watermark website. Program is at:
It will include a launch of the 30th Anniversary Collectors’ Edition of Eric Rolls’ seminal book, A Million Wild Acres: 200 years of men and an Australian forest.
The Watermark newsletter is also online at http://www.watermarkliterarysociety.asn.au/Media/Tidings_June_2011.pdf
George Main, an environmental historian at the museum writes:
If we consider a global issue in local terms, what insights might we gain? The Waterhole Project investigates the global problem of anthropogenic climate change from the perspective of place. It looks at objects in place and can be found at: http://nma.gov.au/blogs/waterhole/
His online blog includes an account of a walk he did last year: http://nma.gov.au/blogs/waterhole/2010/11/25/creeklines-day-one/
He is keen to make this a conversation and would welcome postings from EHN members.