During the twentieth century, the southwestern corner of Australia was cleared for intensive agriculture. In the space of several decades, an arc from Esperance to Geraldton, an area of land larger than England, was cleared of native flora for the farming of grain and livestock.
Dr Tony Hughes-d’Aeth examines the creation of the wheatbelt through creative writers including Albert Facey, Peter Cowan, Dorothy Hewett, Jack Davis, Elizabeth Jolley and John Kinsella.
Image: 300931PD: Wheatbelt landscape, Western Australia, 3 November 1984.
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