Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

Blue Mountains World Heritage

By Alex Colley and Henry Gold
Published by the Colong Foundation for Wilderness
Large format 280 x 280 mm, 136 pages, hard cover. 
High quality reproduction. 
60 full page, colour photographs and 28 evocative black & white photographs from past campaigns reproduced in sepia toning.

View a selection of the pictures from the book

This lavishly illustrated hard cover book describes the 70 year long campaign to secure, piece by piece, the Greater Blue Mountains in a 240 kilometre long chain of national parks that culminated in World Heritage listing.

Meticulously edited, the text describes the saving of Colong Caves, the Boyd Plateau and the Wollemi Wilderness.

These events, as well as those that led to World Heritage listing of the area, will be of great interest to all who love the Mountains.

The full-page colour and half-page black and white photographs by the widely acclaimed photographer, Henry Gold, are absolutely stunning and confirm his reputation as Australia’s preeminent wilderness photographer. 

The book is designed as a coffee table book and many may buy it simply as an artwork. Yet it is more than a picture book, it is a historic account of the conservation campaigns that shaped the fate of the Greater Blue Mountains.‘Blue Mountains World Heritage’ is available from the Colong Foundation and distributed by Envirobook.