Kangaroo Hunting in Colonial Australia
A new book explores how the kangaroo became a quarry, a resource and a point of violent conflict between settlers and Australia’s Aboriginal peoplePursuit
Review: Ken Gelder and Rachael Weaver: The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt.
“This study details the symbiotic exchange between the kangaroo hunt as an act, the history of the significance and form of that act, and the active colonisation of which the kangaroo hunt forms a part. This exchange is assiduously charted, illustrated and read, and the authors weave this relationship into an historical, cultural and literary whole. It is a conscious step forward in our understanding of the process and experience of colonisation as settlers experienced it, and the expertise in this area the authors have brought to bear on their analysis informs the complex, rich and cohesive work”Megan Mooney Taylor, Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature
Unprecedented Creatures: review of The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt.
Ken Gelder and Rachael Weaver’s 'The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt', recounts the history of the hunting of the kangaroo by the British colonists and the various methods it went through and different meanings that became attached to it.Sydney Review of Books