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Fueling the colonial future an environmental history of the Blue gum, from British India to California

Morgan, Ruth


As its record in California, southern India, and elsewhere suggests, of the many biotic exchanges of the long nineteenth century, the case of the Australian blue gum tree (Eucalyptus globulus) is one that especially transcends bilateral, spatial, or imperial framing. The blue gum instead invites more material and temporal perspectives to its spread: since its reputation accrued over time in diverse colonial settings, its adoption was contingent on the extent to which local tree cover was feared...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Historical Review
DOI: 10.1525/phr.2021.90.2.183


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