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Melissa Harper

Melissa Harper has escaped the university and is now an honorary senior research fellow in Australian Studies at the University of Queensland where she was lecturer from 2003 to 2021. Her research interests include everyday cultural practices, in particular on bushwalking and dining out, Australian popular culture and national identity. Her book, The Ways of the Bushwalker: On Foot in Australia (2007, 2020), explores how bushwalkers have engaged with the natural environment through leisure.

Books from this author
The Ways of the Bushwalker
October 2020
Whether you are inclined to put on your walking boots and pack your sleeping bag, or would rather stay in a luxury hut, this surefooted and witty book reveals how the ordinary act of walking can become extraordinary.
Symbols of Australia
November 2021