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Tony Hughes-d'Aeth Tony Hughes-d'Aeth i(A20246 works by) (a.k.a. Tony Hughes d'Aeth)
Born: Established: 1972 ;
Gender: Male
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Tony Hughes-d'Aeth teaches in the English Department at the University of Western Australia and is the co-editor of the Australian chapter of Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (ABES) . He has completed a PhD on the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia (1886-1888). In 2017, he published a large-scale study of the literature of the Western Australian wheatbelt.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2002 winner The Australian Historical Association Awards W. K. Hancock Prize for Paper Nation: The Story of the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia 1886-1888
2002 winner Ernest Scott Prize for “Paper Nation:  The Story of the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia 1886‐1888”

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Like Nothing on This Earth : A Literary History of the Wheatbelt Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2017 10716171 2017 multi chapter work criticism

'During the twentieth century, the southwestern corner of Australia was cleared for intensive agriculture. In the space of several decades, an arc from Esperance to Geraldton, an area of land larger than England, was cleared of native flora for the farming of grain and livestock. Today, satellite maps show a sharp line ringing Perth. Inside that line, tan-coloured land is the most visible sign from space of human impact on the planet. Where once there was a vast mosaic of scrub and forest, there is now the Western Australian wheatbelt.

'Tony Hughes-d’Aeth examines the creation of the wheatbelt through its creative writing. Some of Australia’s most well-known and significant writers - Albert Facey, Peter Cowan, Dorothy Hewett, Jack Davis, Elizabeth Jolley, and John Kinsella - wrote about their experience of the wheatbelt. Each gives insight into the human and environmental effects of this massive-scale agriculture.

'Albert Facey records the hardship and poverty of small-time selection in Australia. Dorothy Hewett makes the wheatbelt visible as an ecological tragedy. Jack Davis shows us an Aboriginal experience of the wheatbelt. Through examining this writing, Tony Hughes-d’Aeth demonstrates the deep value of literature in understanding the human experience of geographical change.' (Publication summary)

2019 winner ASAL Awards Walter McRae Russell Award
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