Book Launch: Across Bass Strait by Jane Lennon

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Book Launch: Across Bass Strait by Jane Lennon

MMHN members and friends are cordially invited to the launch of Jane Lennon’s new book, Across Bass Strait, at the RHSV, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne, on Thursday 28 April, at 5.30-7pm. To be launched by Hon Barry Jones AO.

Bookings are essential as numbers are limited:
RSVP by 21 April

Across Bass Strait is a history of the connection between squatters, merchants and mariners to develop the livestock trade from the mainland to Van Diemen’s Land.

This long distant connection is reflected in the transformation of the landscape, both on land and sea. The stories, underwritten by the need to provide meat, link distant shores which until now have been barely acknowledged in the national narrative, yet from the edges of the two coast lines, illustrate the layered environmental history of our continent.

This little-known story deals with food miles to supply the fresh meat, wind power, seasonal conditions, competition and determined people, all themes still relevant today.

Date April 28, 2022Time 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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