Brennan, Claire

James Cook University

Claire Brennan is a history lecturer at James Cook University, Townsville.  She researches the history of animals, particularly the history of recreational hunting.  She is also interested in the development and distribution of cattle breeds.  Further information, including recent publications, can be found at


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    IntroductionFilmed during a 1955 family trip from Perth to the Gulf of Carpentaria, Keith Adams’s Northern Safari showed to packed houses across Australia, and in some overseas locations, across three decades. Essentially a home movie, initially accompanied by live commentary and subsequently by a homemade sound track, it tapped into audiences’ sense of Australia’s north as...Read more