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Noxious weed display at the North Coast show, Nambour, 1960 (Heritage Library, Sunshine Coast Council).

The Culture of Weeds

A weed is usually defined as a plant out of place. Here we extend the idea of weediness to other biota and whole landscapes. We first consid...


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Jan Oosthoek

Jan Oosthoek is an environmental historian based in Brisbane. For many years he has lectured and researched at the Universities of Newcastle...
Joy McCann

Joy McCann

Joy McCann is an Australian environmental and social historian with research interests in rural landscapes, social memory and place attachme...
George Main

George Main

George Main works as a curator and environmental historian in the People and the Environment section of the national Museum of Australia, wh...