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  • Author: Robert Kenny http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kenny-robert
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'The Black Saturday bushfires of 7 February 2009 were the most catastrophic in Australia’s history. One hundred and seventy three people lost their lives and over two thousand homes were destroyed.

'Award winning historian and writer Robert Kenny had a sound fire plan and he was prepared. But the reality of the fire was more ferocious and more unpredictable than he could have imagined. By the end of the day, his house and the life contained within were gone.

'Gardens of Fire extends his experience of being engulfed by flames to an investigation of the human relationship with fire. This extraordinary and compelling history explores European and Aboriginal mythologies of fire along with the pragmatics of the fire in the hearth.

'This is at once an intimate memoir and a meditative analysis of the reality that, as humans, we are children of fire.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2013 .
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      Extent: 260p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: August 2013
      ISBN: 9781742585109 (paperback) :

Works about this Work

A Perfect Pyre Kristin Otto , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , February 2014;

— Review of Gardens of Fire : An Investigative Memoir Robert Kenny 2013 single work autobiography
The Perfect Pyre Kim De Rijke , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , November no. 57 2014;

— Review of Gardens of Fire : An Investigative Memoir Robert Kenny 2013 single work autobiography
Reckonings Liz Conor , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , December vol. 11 no. 3 2014; (p. 247-249)

— Review of Gardens of Fire : An Investigative Memoir Robert Kenny 2013 single work autobiography
Book Review : Gardens of Fire: An Investigative Memoir Peter Read , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 45 no. 1 2014; (p. 143-144)

— Review of Gardens of Fire : An Investigative Memoir Robert Kenny 2013 single work autobiography
[Review] Gardens of Fire Ruth A. Morgan , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , November vol. 38 no. 4 2014; (p. 510-511)

— Review of Gardens of Fire : An Investigative Memoir Robert Kenny 2013 single work autobiography
Constant Companion Ian Gibbins , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2013 - January 2014 no. 357 2013-2014; (p. 13-14)

— Review of Gardens of Fire : An Investigative Memoir Robert Kenny 2013 single work autobiography
Constant Companion Ian Gibbins , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2013 - January 2014 no. 357 2013-2014; (p. 13-14)

— Review of Gardens of Fire : An Investigative Memoir Robert Kenny 2013 single work autobiography
A Perfect Pyre Kristin Otto , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , February 2014;

— Review of Gardens of Fire : An Investigative Memoir Robert Kenny 2013 single work autobiography
The Perfect Pyre Kim De Rijke , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , November no. 57 2014;

— Review of Gardens of Fire : An Investigative Memoir Robert Kenny 2013 single work autobiography
Reckonings Liz Conor , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , December vol. 11 no. 3 2014; (p. 247-249)

— Review of Gardens of Fire : An Investigative Memoir Robert Kenny 2013 single work autobiography
Book Review : Gardens of Fire: An Investigative Memoir Peter Read , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 45 no. 1 2014; (p. 143-144)

— Review of Gardens of Fire : An Investigative Memoir Robert Kenny 2013 single work autobiography
[Review] Gardens of Fire Ruth A. Morgan , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , November vol. 38 no. 4 2014; (p. 510-511)

— Review of Gardens of Fire : An Investigative Memoir Robert Kenny 2013 single work autobiography
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