Review

Review: Of Marsupials and Men is an entertaining history of colonials and animals

By Nigel Featherstone
July 29 2022 - 2:00pm
How did we get here? Alistair Paton has a go at explaining.
  • Of Marsupials and Men, by Alistair Paton. Black Inc, $32.99.

It is difficult to drive anywhere in Australia and not mourn for what has been lost. Population growth, land-clearing, industrial agriculture and arrogance have decimated ecologies that have been here for millennia, leaving flora and fauna to cling to existence in national parks, which are increasingly vulnerable to climate change.

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