Les pionniers de la geographie Australienne

Translated title of the contribution: Pioneers of Australian geography

J. M. Powell

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'Geographical thinking' by any definition was a central feature in the lives of ordinary Australians long before the subject became soundly established in academia. Excepting the Aboriginal population whose deep spiritual relationship with the environment necessarily involved some unique philosophical and explanatory modes, this brief sketch of the pioneers of geographical thought in Australia must begin with the early European settlers. The sketch continues to a consideration of the achievements of selected key bureaucrats and scientists in the 19th century and concludes with a commentary on two of the country's best-known academic geographers. The linking thread in the three sections is an identification of a commitment to achieving and sharing a more accurate and satisfying sense of place. -English summary

Translated title of the contributionPioneers of Australian geography
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)279-289
Number of pages11
JournalEspace Geographique
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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