What geographical, socio-political and historical contexts have shaped the literature of Australia?
What geographical, socio-political and historical contexts have
shaped the literature of Australia?
Australia is expansive and extremely remote from the greater part of whatever remains of the world.
Both of those things may appear to be somewhat self-evident, however they had significant ramifications for how Australia created.
For a large number of years, Aborigine populaces were essentially separated from whatever remains of the world. We don’t know precisely how they arrived in any case, however what we do know is that they had next to no contact with any other individual once they did. Thus their dialect and culture is extremely particular.
Quick forward to the mid seventeenth century, when Dutch pioneers discovered this immense island landmass no one had any records of. Be that as it may, no European settlements were set up there for over a century; it was essentially too far away.
At that point in the late eighteenth century, Great Britain chose that this tremendous island landmass would be an incredible place to leave the lawbreakers they didn’t comprehend what else to do with. The way that Australia was gigantic implied that they could without much of a stretch fit the same number of individuals as important. The way that it was remote implied that the offenders would have essentially no way of making it back to Great Britain all alone.
In any case, when you put a group of individuals together for quite a while, regardless of the possibility that they were at first all offenders, they tend to begin setting down roots and setting up towns that develop into urban areas and in the end fabricating entire countries. When this began occurring in Australia, more transients originated from Britain, intentionally for a change.