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Returning to Nothing : The Meaning of Lost Places - Peter B. Read

Returning to Nothing

The Meaning of Lost Places

Paperback

Published: 4th November 1996
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This book examines what it means to lose a place forever and why we return, and keep on returning, to these places so large in our memories. It considers many lost towns, suburbs and homes: Darwin after Cyclone Tracy, the flooding of the town of Adaminaby in NSW, the inundation of Lake Pedder in Tasmania, bushfire at Macedon in Victoria, migration from other countries, the clearing of neighborhoods for freeways and the everyday circumstances that force people from their land. It establishes how important the places we live in are, and how much we grieve when we lose them.

Losing Windermere station
Vanished homelands
Namadgi: sharing the high country
Two dead towns
Home: the heart of the matter
Empty spaces: the inundation of Lake Pedder
Darwin rebuilt
Losing a neighbourhood
That place
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ISBN: 9780521576994
ISBN-10: 0521576997
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 4th November 1996
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.38