The history and the myth of sunked gardens are both alive and well.
But one of the first books to delve into the subject was The Great Gorgon Hole by the Australian journalist and historian Richard Cairns.
In the 1950s, the Victorian Government commissioned a study into the history of garden ponds, and Cairn wrote an article about the history.
It’s been published today as a new collection of essays titled The Great Garden Hole.
Professor Cairnes book has sparked interest and debate, but what does it say about our past?
It’s not just about gardens, he told News.au.
It’s about our attitudes to our past and how that relates to our present and future.
The Great Gorgy Hole by Richard Cawley is published by University of Melbourne Press on October 13, 2019.
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