Visitors to this planet would get the impression that we are really serious about sustainability, if they read about our international Sustainable Development Goals, but would worry about our seriousness if they observed what we actually do.
The recent upsurge in xenophobia, racism and demands for free speech to freely express these sentiments is reminiscent of the 1950s, when the White Australia Policy was in full swing. How, if at all, have we changed?
This book dispels the myth perpetrated over the last 250 years that indigenous Australians were merely uncivilized, itinerant hunter-gatherers, but presents evidence that they extensively farmed and skilfully managed the Australian landscape. It won a 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Award