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Pastoral Australia tells the story of the expansion of Australia's pastoral industry, how it drove European settlement and involved Aboriginal people in the new settler society. The rural life that once saw Australia "ride on the sheep's back" is no longer what defines Australians, yet it is largely their history as a pastoral nation that has endured in heritage places and which is embedded in their self-image as Australians.
The challenges of sustaining a pastoral industry in Australia make a compelling story of their own. Developing livestock breeds able to prosper in the Australian environment was an ongoing challenge, as was getting wool and meat to market.
Many stock routes, wool stores, abattoirs, wharf facilities, railways, roads, and river and ocean transport systems that were developed to link the pastoral interior with the urban and market infrastructure still survive. Windmills, fences, homesteads, shearing sheds, bores, stock yards, traveling stock routes, bush roads and railheads all changed the look of the country. These features of the landscape are symbols of a pastoral Australia, and of the foundations of a national identity, which will endure long into the future.
Outlines the history of pastoralism from 1788 to 1967 in an accessible way
Links the history to the many and varied surviving sites and landscape features created by it, which are now part of the heritage
Tells the story of involvement of Aboriginal people in pastoralism, particularly in northern Australia
Puts pastoralism into the context of Australia's development as a nation
Staying Safe In The Australian Bush
This comprehensive safety guide is for everyone who likes to get out of the urban area and enjoy the Australian bush. Staying Safe In the Australian Bush provides a wide range of safety information as well as practical insights, tips and ideas on what to do when safety is under threat.
Andrew Monroe has travelled extensively all over Australia, he shares his vast knowledge and experience he has gathered over many years of remote area travel.
Australian Birds highlights over 140 bird species found in Australia. This folded guide conveniently fits into a pocket and is printed on weatherproof material. The back cover features vegetation zones found in Australia.
With 800 species of birds in the country, you need a program to identify the players. Australian Birds is the ideal eco-travel guide for the bird lover. Lightweight, it conveniently folds to fit into a pocket when you want to reach for your camera or binoculars.
This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar species and the prominent vegetation zones found in Australia. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is the one to take on your next birding adventure.
About the Author
Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts.
His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.
A Time Apart - A Regency Time Travel Romance
Sorcha's world had changed in an instant. Her jealous rival had used the power of Samhain and a full moon to rend the fabric of time and exile Sorcha to a place of heartache and despair. Sorcha knew she had to do whatever it took to return to where she belonged. But when she hears his voice, she realizes that there is something that must be done here first. A Time Apart is the second novella in the regency time travel romance trilogy. It is 60 pages / 13,000 words. The third novella in the series is A Circle in Time. The first two novellas end in cliffhangers, while the third provides a happy ending. The series then will continue in another trilogy - those will be coming out over the coming weeks. These stories are teen-friendly with no explicit language, violence, or intimacy. All proceeds benefit battered women's shelters. Note that for those who prefer reading books in all-in-one form, each trio of novellas will also be compiled as a completed box set once all three are done. It just means you have to be patient and wait for me to finish writing all of them: ). For those who prefer to read along as I write, and offer suggestions for me to shape the plot, these novellas are here for your enjoyment! Either way, I'd love to hear your feedback on the storyline and characters.
Criminal Defences In Australia, 5th Edition (hard Cover)