Sunday, July 19, 2009

Documentary on 19th-century Aussie commune in Paraguay

ABC Radio National is repeating a 1990 documentary on New Australia and Cosme, two intentional communities in Paraguay comprising hundreds of Australians in 1893 after the failure of social reform in Australia. It makes fascinating listening.

Listen online

Paradise Lost Part One :: Paradise Lost Part Two :: Paradise Lost Part Three

Read about New Australia and Cosme in the Book of Days
Read about William Lane, the leader, in the Wilson's Almanac Book of Days
Read the Wilson's Almanac chronology of the times and events
Read my novel which is deeply involved with the New Australia venture

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