Download ePub ☆ Darwin AUTHOR Tess Lea ñ 290 pages

ePub Darwin AUTHOR Tess Lea

Download ePub ☆ Darwin AUTHOR Tess Lea ñ 290 pages ã Darwin is a survivor you have to give it that Razed to the ground four times in its short history it has picked itself up out of the debris to not only rebuild but grow Darwin has known catastrophes and resurrections; it has endured misconceived projects and birtO experience direct attack from a foreign power – and guides us to Australia’s militarised future led by Darwin sitting as it does under the largest aerial defence training space in the world Lyrical and visceral Tess Lea’s ode to her hometown is suffused with the textures colours scents and the many gritty realities that beset this tough fragile magical foolhardy and uniue plac A bit all over the place in terms of the writing and seuencing Not very enjoyable to read But learned some interesting things about Darwin and felt strongly some of her descriptions about Darwin

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S Lea waded knee deep in memories of the city including those of her family and her own The story begins in 1974 when Cyclone Tracy shattered Darwin and Lea was a little girl Then it takes us back to the wild times of early settlement explores the backstory of the White Australia policy paints a vivid picture of the bombing of Darwin during World War II – the first Australian city t A great book to read before or during a trip to the Top End Darwin gives an overview of the city's history and recent issues as well as the author's own personal experiences of this vibrant city which is closer to Asia than it is Sydney Compressing a complex history covering centuries into 300 pages often results in fragmented story telling and a sometimes superficial treatment of issues

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Darwin AUTHOR Tess LDarwin is a survivor you have to give it that Razed to the ground four times in its short history it has picked itself up out of the debris to not only rebuild but grow Darwin has known catastrophes and resurrections; it has endured misconceived projects and birthed visionaries To know Darwin to know its soul you have to listen to it soak in it taste itTo write about her home town Tes I thought this book was fantastic especially reading it while I was still in the Tropical City of Darwin Australia It truly for me captured what's most compelling about this community in a way that was thematic and evocative rather than chronological and exhaustive Read this book if you want a sense of the place and how people live there