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Archibald Grenfell Price

(1892–1977) and his son (1920– ), respectively geographer and demographer, have both made substantial contributions to historical scholarship. ‘Archie’ taught at St ...

Price, Archibald Grenfell

Price, Archibald Grenfell (1892–1977)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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249 words

..., Archibald Grenfell ( 1892–1977 ) and his son Charles Archibald ( 1920–  ), respectively geographer and demographer, have both made substantial contributions to historical scholarship. ‘Archie’ taught at St Peter's College, Adelaide, where he had studied, before becoming foundation master of St Mark's College at the University of Adelaide in 1925 . Strongly influenced by Griffith Taylor , his Foundation and Settlement of South Australia 1829–1845 (1924) and later studies of northern Australia, including White Settlers in the Tropics ( 1939 ),...

Archibald Grenfell Price

Archibald Grenfell Price  

(1892–1977) and his son(1920– ),respectively geographer and demographer, have both made substantial contributions to historical scholarship. ‘Archie’ taught at St Peter's College, Adelaide, where he ...
Kerr, Colin

Kerr, Colin (1912–82)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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2005
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Literature
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175 words

...served with the 2nd AIF in the Middle East and the Pacific during the Second World War and in 1966 was appointed to the staff of the SA Archives where his interest in the early history of the State resulted in several books. His publications include a biography of Sir Archibald Grenfell Price , Archie ( 1983 ); an annotated collection of excerpts from letters and diaries of ordinary settlers in South Australia, A Exelent Coliney: The Practical Idealists of 1836– 46 ( 1978 ); a military history, Tanks in the East ( 1945 ); and with his wife, Margaret...

Historical geography

Historical geography   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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2003
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History, Regional and National History
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1,184 words

...in the historical dimensions of their research. J. D. Rogers's Australasia , a volume in the series ‘Historical Geography of the British Colonies’, had appeared as early as 1907 , but the work of scholars, such as Archibald Grenfell Price's The Foundations of Settlement in South Australia (1924) , marks a more significant departure. Price's attention to the role of individuals contrasted with the bold ‘environmental determinist’ interpretations of his Sydney contemporary Griffith Taylor , then associate professor of geography at the University of...

Environmental history

Environmental history   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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2003
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History, Regional and National History
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...Friday , 1939 , gave urgency to their work. T. Griffith Taylor , foundation head of Australia's first geography department at the University of Sydney in the 1920s, wrote and spoke controversially about environmental limits to Australian settlement and population; and Archibald Grenfell Price placed Australian history in the context of European expansion and moving international frontiers of disease, animals, and plants. From the 1960s geographers produced a significant series of studies of landscape change, resource appraisal, and environmental management...

Folklore in English

Folklore in English   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)

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2006
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...through his series of pamphlets, The old-time songs and poetry of Newfoundland ( 1927 , 1940 , 1955 , 1966 , 1978 ). The first systematic collecting started in 1920 , when Elisabeth Bristol Greenleaf began noting the songs around Sally's Cove, where she was serving as a Grenfell Mission teacher. Nine years later she and a musician, Grace Yarrow Mansfield, returned to spend a fruitful summer as the Vassar College Folklore Expedition; this resulted in the first major Newfoundland collection, Ballads and sea songs of Newfoundland ( 1933 ). The Vassar...

Novels in English. Beginnings to 1900

Novels in English. Beginnings to 1900   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)

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2006
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... Charles G. D. Roberts . Starting with Anne of Green Gables ( 1908 ), Lucy Maud Montgomery made Prince Edward Island famous to the world. The lives of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador were captured by Norman Duncan in The way of the sea ( 1903 ), and by Wilfred Grenfell and T. G. Roberts . Ontario supplied some of the richest territory to the local-colour writers. Ralph Connor (Charles W. Gordon ) used memories of his boyhood in Glengarry County, Ontario, for portions of The man from Glengarry ( 1901 ) and Glengarry school days ( 1902 )....

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