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Of Marsupials and Men (Alistair Paton, Black Inc.)

If members of the Acclimatisation Society of Victoria had had their way, monkeys and boa constrictors would have been let loose in the foliage of 19th-century Melbourne. That idea was shot down, of course, but the group’s—and the era’s—relationship with animals remains just as perplexing to a modern reader. With...

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Category: Reviews