Following the water: environmental history and the hydrological cycle in colonial Gippsland, Australia, 1838-1900
This thesis explores a new approach to writing the environmental history of settler societies through an explicit focus on ecological processes, as distinct from the more commonly used landscape or geographic units. In this case, I focus upon the hydrological cycle and four key processes that constitute it. The processes are precipitation; flow above and below ground in rivers, creeks and aquifers; stored or still water in lakes, ponds and wetlands; and evaporation. The work examines the...[Show more]
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