The pursuit of wonder : how Australia's landscape was explored, nature discovered and tourism unleashed / Julia Horne.Series: Miegunyah Press seriesPublication details: Carlton, Vic. : Miegunyah Press, c2005.Description: vii, 351 p. : ill. (some col.), map, port., facsim. ; 24 cmISBN:
- 9780522851663 (hbk.)
- 0522851665 :
- Travelers -- Australia -- History -- 19th Century
- Travellers -- Australia -- History
- Travelers -- Australia -- History
- Ecotourism -- Australia -- History
- Landforms -- Australia
- Travelers -- Australia
- Australians -- Travel
- Tourism -- Australia -- History
- Culture and tourism -- Australia
- Australians -- Travel
- Culture and tourism
- Australia -- Discovery and exploration
- Tamborine Mountain (Qld.) -- Description and travel
- Australia -- Description and travel
- Human geography (Australia)
- History (Australia)
- 910.994 22
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-332) and index.
Bibliography: p. 321-332.
Machine derived contents note: WHAT THIS Is ALL ABOUT -- III which the purpose of this book is explained -- Miaking Tourism Australian 23 -- In which European ideas about travel, art and the origins of -- tourism, and how they became Australian, are examined -- TRAVEL AS CELEBRATION r6 -- 117 which travel as a celebration of manhood, fmininnit -- and the power of observation is explored -- Inventing The Mountain Resort 99 -- I/n which the Blue Mountains as a tourist resort is introduced and -- its characteristics as a new type of social institution examined -- Putting Up The Signposts And Laying Down The Tracks 141 -- In which civic-mindedness and the pattern of development -- of nineteenth-century nature tourism are explored -- Writing It All Up 175 -- In which a brief history ofjnineteenth-century -- travel rwriting is presented -- How MOUNTAINS BECAME SUBLIME 199 -- In which the attractions of Australia'i mountains -- are explained -- How LIMESTONE CAVES BECAME WONDERFUL 227 -- In which the attractions of caves are explained and -- their development as public asset is discussed -- How FERNS BECAME BEAUTIFUL 253 -- In which the attractions of ferns are traced, first as -- scientific specimens and then as objects of beauty -- The Eye Of The Beholder 281 -- In which perspective is shown to be important -- to the changing appreciation of scenery.
More than 200 years after Joseph Banks' global tour we can still appreciate the magic of wonder, the motivation of thousands of tourists each year who seek out natural beauties. This beautiful book will appeal to those who enjoy their history placed in the best possible surrounds.