Sainty & Associates, colour photographs.
Completely revised this genuine pocket-sized field guide contains over 1,000 photographs of WILDthings. Contains a wide range of plants and animals PLUS Aboriginal Legends.
Over 30,000 copies of the first edition sold. This revised edition is a must for visitors or locals who want a quick reference to a wide range of the common, and occasionally rare, plants and animals.
Sainty & Associates, colour photographs.
With rolling tree-cloaked hills to the east, the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean to the west and the waters of the Swan River meandering through its very heart, Perth and its surrounds are blessed with the most beautiful of outdoor environments. When it comes to experiencing this natural richness, you’ll find a wealth of national parks to explore. Rediscover Perth Outdoors provides information on 37 different parks in a region stretching from Yanchep National Park in the north, to Lane Poole Reserve in the south, Avon Valley National Park in the east and the offshore marine parks and Rottnest Island in the west. It includes extensive information on the many walk and cycle trails available, as well as a comprehensive guide to day walks on the Bibbulmun Track, day rides on the Munda Biddi off-road cycling trail and mountain bike trails in the Perth Hills.
Whether they are in the heart of the city, along the coastline or amid the picturesque Perth hills, our parks are well worth the time to get out there and explore.
Time is an essential element of each glass of wine that we drink. Within moments of it being poured from a bottle, or when a barrel is exposed to air, wine begins to change in subtle and irreversible ways. At the other end of the temporal scale, the bedrock of the vineyard landscapes that grow the grapes to make this wine were formed over millennia past. From the deep past to the current moment, this book shows how historical influences and technological processes have shaped Hunter wine from vine to glass.
The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region, so its history and heritage are integral to understanding how Australian wine has evolved. Australian cultures of making, selling and drinking wine are more than echoes of British and European traditions and trends — they represent new practices and styles. Hunter wine is the result of horticultural, chemical, technological, social and economic experimentation by men and women who have migrated to the region since the 1820s. In turn, the Hunter landscape and people have been shaped by the presence of vineyards and wineries since early colonisation.
This book gives new expression to connected histories of nature and culture in the region by viewing them through the lens of wine history.
Shortlisted for 2019 NSW Premier’s History Award: NSW regional and community history prize
‘This beautifully evocative, richly detailed book sets a new benchmark for writing about wine history in Australia.’ — Max Allen, Wine Journalist and author of The History of Australian Wine
‘An important Australian wine book that uncovers new truths, challenges old myths and moves at a cracking pace with a delicious wine tale just right for the present.’ — Jeni Port, Wine Journalist at The Age and 2014 Wine Communicator of the Year
Aboriginal Myths, Legends & Fables presents a wealth of poetic and imaginative tales from Aboriginal cultural heritage. While retelling the stories simply, this book captures the mystical bonds that exist between Aboriginal people, their environment and the spirit life of the Dreamtime. Each story provides the reader with an insight into the fascinating beliefs of one of the oldest living cultures on Earth.
The Gugeri family have been landmarks in the Kimberley for nearly a century. This book follows four generations of life in the north, from pearling, carrying, Anna Plains station, water boring, Cockatoo Island, oil drilling, wool carting, the Underworld, rockets, fishing, and many incidents and characters. Biographies of Doug Blythe, Billie King and details of many other Kimberley personalities are also offered.