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Eric Rolls has compiled some early favourable European impressions of Australia in the form of biographical sketches. 'Visions of Australia presents the opinions of one hundred of those who saw the land one to three hundred years ago and the cities as they developed.'
The book dispels the dreary impressions of Australia as portrayed by writers like Henry Lawson and Adam Lindsay Gordon who saw the land through the eyes of settlers trying to forge a living against a harsh landscape.
Rolls derived material from manuscripts in every state in Australia and in England drawing on a diverse range of original historical documents including diaries and journals. This material spans the time period from Abel Tasman in 1642 to a Northern Territory magistrate, Lionel Gee, in 1910 and includes accounts by Watkin Tench, Hume and Hovell, and Francis Greenway.

Source Visions of Australia : Impressions of the Landscape 1642-1910 edited by Eric Rolls. South Melbourne : Thomas C. Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002

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  • Contents not indexed separately

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2002 .
      Extent: viii, 312p. [16] p.of platesp.
      Description: illus.,.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index and bibliography.
      ISBN: 073440445X

Works about this Work

In Short Debra Adelaide , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 January 2003; (p. 15)

— Review of Visions of Australia : Impressions of the Landscape 1642-1910 2002 selected work biography
Soft Covers Cameron Woodhead , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 November 2002; (p. 8)

— Review of Pobby and Dingan ; Specks in the Sky Ben Rice , 2002 selected work children's fiction ; Visions of Australia : Impressions of the Landscape 1642-1910 2002 selected work biography ; Black Chicks Talking 2002 anthology interview
In Short Debra Adelaide , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 January 2003; (p. 15)

— Review of Visions of Australia : Impressions of the Landscape 1642-1910 2002 selected work biography
Soft Covers Cameron Woodhead , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 November 2002; (p. 8)

— Review of Pobby and Dingan ; Specks in the Sky Ben Rice , 2002 selected work children's fiction ; Visions of Australia : Impressions of the Landscape 1642-1910 2002 selected work biography ; Black Chicks Talking 2002 anthology interview
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