Of Marsupials and Men (Alistair Paton, Black Inc.)
10 May 2022 @booksandpublishing
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...