Alice Springs, Alice, The Alice, Mparntwe is the most talked about but least familiar place in Australia. It is a town of extremes and contradictions: searingly hot and bitterly cold, thousands of miles from anywhere, the heart of black Australia and the headquarters of the controversial NT Intervention. It’s seen as a place where blokes are blokes, yet the town has a high lesbian population. It is the gateway to the red centre, but relatively few Australians have been there. Its striking landscape and modern facilities attract those looking for a desert change, yet it is a town where frontier conflicts still hold sway. Eleanor Hogan’s Alice Springs reveals the texture of everyday life in this town through the passage of the local seasons.
About the Author
Eleanor Hogan is a freelance writer with a background in Indigenous policy and research.
Series: City series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st September 2012
Publisher: UNSW Press
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.0 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.32