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Flood country : floods in the Murray and Darling River systems, 1850 to the present

O'Gorman, Emily


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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Date published: 2009-08
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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