Hancock, Keith: Discovering Monaro

Hancock, Keith

Discovering Monaro: A Study of Man’s Impact on his Environment, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1972; republished 2009

Discusses the Aboriginal occupation of the Monaro region near Canberra, tribal territories, the population before white settlement, economic life, the use of fire and its effects on the land, the relations between settlers and Aborigines and the causes of demographic decline. In some ways, a predecessor of Gammage. A review is here and an extended discussion is here. An outline of Hancock’s career and works is here.

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