The Water Dreamers: The Remarkable History of Our Dry by Michael Cathcart

By Michael Cathcart

Winner, Colin Roderick Award, 2010.

The Water Dreamers is a narrative for all Australians.

For millions of years, water has formed the place we are living, how we fight with one another and the way we think our nation. the 1st settlers' goals of potent inland rivers evaporated within the silent deserts of Australia. however the water dreamers refused to simply accept this unhappiness. They observed a rustic that may be reworked by way of irrigation and hydro-engineering. at the present time, because of their imaginative and prescient, a lot of our rivers are in challenge and, greater than ever, Australians understand that our future may be formed by way of water.

The Water Dreamers is a charming new account of Australian heritage and of who we're this present day.

'Both rollicking yarn and scholarly essay, this glorious booklet bargains an archaeology of our nationwide psyche. With bright imagery, irreverent wit and penetrating perception, Michael Cathcart exposes the cultural forces that also powerfully form our plans for this land. The Water Dreamers is exhilarating to read-intelligent, wry and compelling.' Tom Griffiths

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