Alfred William Howitt – our namesake

Portrait of A W Howitt 1900 by Tom Roberts, Oil on canvas 43.2 x 35.6 cm Monash University Collection, purchased 1967. Courtesy of Monash University Museum of Art When the founders of The Howitt Society were considering a name befitting their concern for the bush, eminent Australian, Alfred William Howitt, was selected given his observations […]

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FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE

The images in this paper show part of the inferno and part of the aftermath of the fearful January 1994 wildfires in New South Wales. Commentators blamed the tragedy partly on the lack of precautionary planned fires — of which many are lighted every year in Western Australia. What are planned burns? What do they […]

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