Australians in Antarctica…and other adventures

I’m enjoying the process of researching a new book on Australians in Antarctica for the National Library of Australia. Whenever I get the chance, I spend time in the Petherick Reading Room surrounded by books, and occasionally taking time out to delve into the Special Collections materials. How lucky am I! On another note, I’m … More Australians in Antarctica…and other adventures

Australian Book Review

Thanks to Dr Paul Humphries for his great review of Wild Sea for the October 2018 edition of Australian Book Review. Paul lectures in ecology and animal diversity and studies the ecology of rivers at Charles Sturt University. He has published many scientific papers, book chapters, history of science, and opinion pieces. He is co-editor of … More Australian Book Review

New Books Network podcast

‘In her new book, Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean (NewSouth Publishing, 2018), historian Joy McCann explores the history of the vast Southern Ocean, from icy Antarctica to the southern coastlines of Australia, South America, and South Africa.  From the journals of navigators centuries ago to scientific instruments today, the ocean has been more than just a scientific … More New Books Network podcast

Deep thinking

Delighted to see this review of Wild Sea in Crosslight, a publication of the Uniting Church of Australia. Thank you Nick Mattiske for reflecting on its messages and bringing it to the attention of your readers.  

Wild Sea launched at the 2018 Canberra Writers Festival

A big THANKS to the 80 or so people who came along to the Canberra launch of Wild Sea on Saturday 25 August at MoAD. The event kicked off with drinks from the former Members’ Bar in Old Parliament House, then a welcome and introduction from Professor Frank Bongiorno, Head of the ANU School of … More Wild Sea launched at the 2018 Canberra Writers Festival