The book is a culmination of many years of work by the author. It provides a comprehensive and contemporary treatment, using current taxonomic names, of 136 species of native and naturalised fern and fern ally that have been found on the South Coast of New South Wales. Photographs of each species make for easy identification, aided by notes on distribution and habitat. The book is a must for naturalists, gardeners, bushwalkers and fern enthusiasts on the South Coast and adjoining regions.
This third edition is a complete revision and rewrite of most of the popular bushwalks in the Budawangs area. Over 40 bushwalks are described with sketch maps and precise map references to aid the adventurous bushwalker. Full colour illustrations show the mountains and their unique formations as they are found, together with a sprinkling of the outdoor people who inhabit them for recreation. With the creeks, cliffs, waterfalls and perfect camping spots that outdoor people love so well, this book will unlock many of the hidden places in the Budawangs that we would all like to visit.
Knowledge is the Prime Resource! The pursuit of knowledge is perhaps life's greatest challenge. Traditionally Aboriginal peoples cared for the land, living as one with it. This custodial relationship, expressed through cultural practices, sustained the natural environment and secured the viability of resources necessary to sustain the continuing existence of Aboriginal society over many millennia. This book containing the words of Frances Bodkin and visual imagery of Lorraine Robertson will take you on a journey of understanding the ancient knowledge of the original People of This Land of the D'harawals. Gavin Andrews, D'harawal man
Throughout the past two hundred years, society has come to regard the Koori Dreaming stories as something akin to the fairy stories they were told as children.
However, for thousands upon thousands of years, the stories in this book were used as a teaching tool to impart to the youngest members of the clans the laws that governed the cultural behaviour of clan members. The successive attempts to destroy the Koori culture and assimilate The People into the Euro-centric population were unsuccessful, and the Dreaming Stories were able to continue in their disguise as charming legends in which animals, birds, insects, even fish became the heroes and heroines.
This book containing the words of Frances Bodkin and visual imagery of Lorraine Robertson will take you on a journey of understanding the ancient knowledge of the original People of This Land of the D'harawals.
This book tells the story of one of Australia’s natural wonders, Kosciuszko National Park. A National Heritage–listed treasure, the park is the home of the mainland’s highest mountains, past glaciation sites, limestone caves, fields of summer wildflowers and alpine animals and plants found nowhere else on Earth. It is the headwater catchments of the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Snowy Rivers. It is much loved by more than 2 million visitors annually who enjoy its natural and cultural history, its snowfields, walking, riding and sightseeing.