Tony Hughes-d’Aeth is a Senior Lecturer in English and Cultural Studies at The University of Western Australia. He has published widely on Australian literature and cultural history, including Paper Nation: The Story of the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, 1886-1888 (MUP, 2001). His next monograph, The Wheatbelt: A Literary History is forthcoming with UWAP.
University of Western Australia
This essay considers three novels which each bear the word ‘pioneer’ in their titles: James Fenimore Cooper’s The Pioneers (1823), Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! (1913)…
The open woodlands and scrub of the Western Australian wheatbelt extend across a swathe ofland made green by the winter storm-fronts that brush the continent's…