Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

Back from the Brink - second edition

In this book, Andy Macqueen explains how the Blue Gum Forest became the Cradle of Conservation in New South Wales. It lies deep in a valley that was reserved back in 1875 because it was a national spectacle. In 1932 the forest was saved from the axe by bushwalkers—and thus became the heart of today’s Blue Mountains National Park and Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This is the story of the forest and the wilderness in which it lies: the railways, dams and mines that never eventuated, and the Aboriginal people, explorers, cattlemen, photographers, artists, bushwalkers, canyoners, climbers and conservationists who’ve been part of it.
352 pages, 170 pictures and maps.
Postage is free when this book is purchased from the Colong e-shop. Another bargain.