UWA Publishing (UWAP) has just published a new collection of cross disciplinary essays called Out of Place Gwalia co-edited by Winthrop Professor Bill Taylor, Assistant Professor Philip Goldswain and Dr Nicole Sully (University of Queensland and UWA alumnus). Featuring essays by Professor Clarissa Ball, Honorary Research Fellow Criena Fitzgerald, alumnus Dr Lee Stickells (University of Sydney) as well as academics from the University of Queensland (UQ) (John Macarthur & Matthew Aitchison) and the University of Tasmania (Stuart King), the publication results from a research symposium held as part of a UWA/UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Award won in 2011.
The collection of essays explores historical, geographical and cultural factors that contribute to our understanding of places and settings of Australian transient communities, using specific sites and contexts.
According to the UWAP website ‘From Gwalia and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, Charters Towers in Queensland to Queenstown in Tasmania, the places provide opportunity to revisit sites of history from the different angles of architecture, landscape theory, social history and visual arts. They also provide a springboard for thinking through the pressing issues for of contemporary Australians and counterparts in other ‘post-settler’ societies.'
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