Wasteland, Wilderness, Wonderland: Getting to know Sydney's Sandstone Country by Gil Jones

Wasteland, Wilderness, Wonderland: Getting to know Sydney's Sandstone Country

ISBN: 9780646914961
Price: AU$30.00 +p&h
Author: Gil Jones

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Sydney city stands on the eastern rim of a shallow basin defined by deeply dissected sandstone plateaus encircling the lowlands of western Sydney and extending west to Lithgow, north to the Hunter Valley, and south to the Illawarra escarpment.
In this book we join surveyors, scientists, writers and artists in the physical and intellectual exploration of Sydney's sandstone country — its landscape and landscape history, and its distinctively Australian vegetation with its Gondwanan inheritance. And we recall the ruthless dispossession of its first people whose rock engravings and cave paintings give us a glimpse of a sense of country and belonging which is critical to a fulfilled future in this privileged place.

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