In the region of drought-dominated inland eastern Australia now known as the MurrayDarling
Basin, floods occupy a special status. Although relatively infrequent, they are
crucial sources of water for people, animals, and plants. They drive hydrology in the
region, supplying most of the surface and ground water. Floods are often transformative
events for people as well as the non-human environment. This thesis explores Australian
settlers' changing relationships with, and understandings of,...[Show more]
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