Nedlands, WA : Centre for Studies in Australian Literature, University of Western Australia | 1995.
Swan Song is a major retrospective collection of writings in which George Seddon turns his attention to Western Australia. His focus is on subjects as diverse as the creation of a garden in Western Australia and Victoria, the sitting of the major secondary schools in Perth, and town planning - or lack of it - in Fremantle. Seddon also offers present reflections on his past attitudes and on recent changes to Western Australian life and landscape. These essays are enormously enjoyable, often provocative and always informative.
George Seddon is one of the world’s leading thinkers and writers on our environment and its future. He has been praised by noted environmental historian Joe Powell as “Nature’s champion” and as “one of the few academics with th capacity to reach the wider ‘green’ readership enjoyed by the environmentalist farmer-poet Eric Rolls and the poet Judith Wright”. George Seddon’s work combines erudition with entertainment. As Powell says, he is a rarity in this feild, which “need cultivated, broad-ranging essayists as well as tightly focussed specialists.”
Includes bibliographical references and index.
viii, 247 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
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Libraries Australia ID
Museum Call Number
Popular culture -- Western Australia.
Popular culture -- Western Australia -- Perth.
Western Australia -- Intellectual life.
Perth (W.A.) -- Intellectual life.
Western Australia -- History -- 1945-1965.
Perth (W.A.) -- History -- 1945-1965.
Western Australia -- History -- 1965-
Perth (W.A.) -- History -- 1965-
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