Australindia: An environmental history of Australia, India and Empire

Project: Research

Project Description

Between 1788 and 1901, India and the Australian colonies served as important laboratories for environmental
ideas and practices that could be transferred across the Indian Ocean. This project will analyse the trajectory of
this environmental traffic between India and Australia to reassess the development of colonial understandings of
the Australian environment, and the interventions and aspirations that these understandings produced. Examining
colonial Australia in terms of these imperial webs of environmental connections will broaden perspectives on
Australian history and illuminate the ways in which the Australian environment continues to bear the legacies of
empire.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/19

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD283,536.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD81,622.00