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This book opens entire new imaginings. For instance, while Gammage doesn't say Aboriginals designed new living areas and left old ones to fallow after being burned, you can almost discover this yourself. It seems the Australian Aboriginal became so professional with the creation of new lands for community living, remnants of the activity simply don't exist. It seems they were so adept in moving, they actually moved the entire biota of a region and set it all down again in an adjoining region, leaving the past which generates naturally. Movement did not occur overnight, but over wondrous times of living, playing with family and loving every day. Whether over decades, dozens of decade or some other term, quickly frequent or infrequent, we may never know. But they seemed to bring all their animals by creating new parks with favoured flora. The only problem with Bill Gammage' book is that you become so totally immersed and when you finally surface nothing else looks the same. The modern world becomes a burgeoning behemoth of an oil driven garage filled with garden apparatus, tools, bulldozers, tractors, mowers, diggers and every other, farming, gardening and environmental engineering implement you hideously come across. Suddenly you can't write anything worthy of what you've witnessed through your remarkable imagination accessed through reading 'Biggest Estate...'. Nothing less than wondrous. 

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