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Holding The Line
A history of the South Australian Dog Fence Board, 1947 to 2012. This book traces a unique part of South Australia's history in detail and describes many of the personalities who contributed to the past successes of the dog fence. These personalities include chairs and members of the Dog Fence Board, inspectors and pastoralists who have maintained the fence.
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A Mirage in the Desert
The Discovery, Evaluation and Development of the Olympic Dam ore body at Roxby Downs, South Australia, 1975-88. The occurrence of uranium in the Olympic Dam ore body ensured that the mines development became a controversial and often emotional issue dominated by prejudice, ignorance and fear of the unfamiliar world of radiation. This narrative provides historical insights on these and other issues with which the developers would have to contend and which have relevance 35 years on from discovery they include access and movement within the Woomera Prohibited Area; stratification of mining tenure within defined opal fields; Aboriginal mythology and sacred sites; and government policies that pertained to, and which culminated in November 1983 in the adoption of, a `three mines uranium policy and the prohibition of uranium conversion and enrichment, and the construction of nuclear power plants in Australia.
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Discover Kangaroo Island, South Australia; Barker, S. and McCaskill, M.
This publication includes a map of the island and details for 25 locations for the principal icons on the island that are easily accessible from public roads. Kangaroo Island is the most significant island off the South Australian coast and the third largest off the Australian continent, after Tasmania and Melville Island (Northern Territory). Although separated from the mainland by only 15 km across Backstairs Passage the Island offers the visitor a sense of detachment from everyday concerns that even a short sea-crossing can convey. The size of the island surprises many visitors. It is 155 km in length, 50 km at its widest and 4350 sq km in area. The population in 2006 was 4446 with about 1800 in the largest town, Kingscote. Its greatest attraction is its wildlife and the variety of coastal scenery which is largely unspoiled by any development. There are sheer cliffs, rocky headlands, sheltered coves, long sandy beaches, and massive sculpture like boulders at Remarkable Rocks. Only a small proportion of the 480 km coastline is directly accessible by road.
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Discover the Barossa. Barker S., Heathcote L. and Ward B. (Eds) 1991
This book replaces in part the Royal Geographical Society 1991 publication Explore the Barossa, which included tourist walks and drives. These are being updated and will included in Exploring the Barossa, a companion title to this book, publication of which is planned for future release. A companion to 'Exploring the Barossa'. Ideal for for school projects and tourism studies. An exciting and comprehensive guide of 80 pages. Colourful and easy to read with many maps and illustrations. Features 23 'Discoveries' providing detailed information of the cultural and natural features. Discoveries' of significant places. Cemeteries the trials and tribulations of the early settlers. Botanical names of native plants.
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Discovering Historic Burra, South Australia
Burra was the first surveyed mining town in Australia and by 1851, was Australia's largest inland town. Its famed 'Monster Mine' was the largest metal mine in Australia up to 1860. The influence of Burra on the economy of South Australia and on mining in Australia gives the town and mine considerable historic importance to all Australians. Burra has survived as one of Australia's most significant historic towns dating from the country's first mining era, which took place in South Australia between 1841 and 1851. The townships and mine sites of Burra, with their magnificent collection of historic buildings, provide a comprehensive record of the methods and lifestyles of a nineteenth century mining community. The town of Burra is on the Register of the National Estate and many of its buildings are on the List of State Heritage Items.
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Discovering Historic Kadina. Drew G.J. 1990
History of the town and mine and main points of interest along the Kadina heritage and walking trails. Includes numerous current and historic photographs and a detailed Heritage Trail map. The discovery of rich copper deposits, at Kapunda in 1842 and Burra in 1845, added financial stability to an almost bankrupt colony and, by 1850, South Australia was one of the world's leading copper producers. That position was maintained with the discovery of copper deposits at Wallaroo in 1859 and Moonta in 1861. These mines were worked by separate companies until 1890, when they amalgamated to form the Wallaroo and Moonta Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd. These mines were on large, rich deposits which were worked continuously for more than 60 years. The township of Kadina, which abuts the former Wallaroo Mine, and the nearby towns of Moonta and Wallaroo, were established as a direct result of copper mining in the early 1860s. Wallaroo became a port and smelting town and served both Moonta and Wallaroo mines. The three towns form a triangle, now commonly called The Copper Triangle. By 1875, the district had a population of about 20 000, predominantly Cornish immigrants and their descendants. In the 1860s, the area was covered with dense mallee which was quickly denuded for firewood and mine timbers. This was aggravated by clearance for agriculture in the 1870s and 1880s and, within 30 years, the district was a treeless plain. The closure of the mines in 1923 led to a rapid decline in the mining population but Kadina has survived as an agricultural, commercial and administrative centre.
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Discovering Historic Kapunda. Drew G.J. and Jones J. 1988
History of the town and mine, and main points of interest along the Kapunda heritage and walking trails. Includes numerous current and historic photographs and a detailed Heritage Trail map. The name Kapunda is after the Aboriginal term 'cappie oonda', which refers to a spring. The Kapunda Mine was the first successful metal mine in Australia and, together with Burra, saved the infant colony of South Australia from economic crisis in the 1840s. It led to the establishment of one of the first mining towns in Australia. During the nineteenth century, Kapunda was one of the major towns of South Australia. In 1871, with a population of 2273, the town was more populous than Gawler and Glenelg, and had only about 200 fewer residents than Port Adelaide. At that time, Kapunda was the centre of a prosperous agricultural region; it was the location of several engineering and implement-making firms, and above all, it was a thriving mining town.
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Discovering Historic Moonta. Drew G.J. 1991
Includes plan, interpretive descriptions and historic photographs of sites along the Moonta Heritage Trail. Includes numerous current and historic photographs and a detailed Heritage Trail map. The discovery of copper ore near Kadina in 1859 was followed by a second discovery in 1861 about 15 kilometres to the south. These discoveries led to the formation of the Moonta and Wallaroo mining companies which eventually amalgamated in 1890. The Moonta Mine developed rapidly and, in 1863, the town of Moonta was established. The Corporation of Moonta was proclaimed in 1872 and, by 1875, the district had a population of about 12,000 making it the largest centre outside Adelaide. The closure of the mine in 1923 led to a rapid decline in population, particularly in the mines area where many houses were left to ruin or were demolished. Moonta, however, survived as an agricultural and service centre. Since the 1970s, there has been a resurgence in trade due to the needs of the tourism industry. The mine attracted a large population of Cornish miners and the Cornish influence was very strong. Today, Moonta has a rich Cornish heritage which has resulted in the area being named Australia's Little Cornwall.
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Discovering Historic Wallaroo. Drew G.J. 1989
History of the town, smelters and port, and main points of interest along the Wallaroo heritage and walking trails. Includes numerous current and historic photographs and a detailed Heritage Trail map. From 1861 until 1923, Wallaroo was the port for the mineral produce of the mines of Australia's Little Cornwall. Until the establishment of lead smelters at Port Pirie in the 1890s, it was the principal port on Spencer Gulf. The first jetty was constructed in 1861 as part of the contract to build a tramway to the Wallaroo Mine. The port soon became one of the busiest in the State as ships brought cargoes of timber, coal, machinery and food supplies for the mines and towns and left laden with copper ore and ingots and later wool and wheat. Wallaroo is still a major exporting port for grain. Wallaroo was also the location of large smelting works where ore from both the Wallaroo and Moonta mines was smelted from 1861 until closure of the mines in 1923. The smelting works employed a large number of Welsh smelter men which gave the town a distinctive Welsh flavour, as the Welsh language was used in the town for many years. By 1865, the population of Wallaroo was about 3000. This increased to 4000 by the early 1900s and reached a peak of about 5000 residents in the early 1920s. When the smelting works closed after 62 years of continuous operation, it had a major impact on the local community. Hundreds left the town; some gravitated to agriculture and others to the wharf or the chemical works. The population of the town is now about 2200.
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Explore the Flinders Ranges. Barker S., McCaskill M. and Ward B. (Eds) 2000
A 'must have' for all travellers and admirers of the Flinders Ranges. Recommended by tourist authorities; ideal for tourism studies and school projects. A comprehensive guide that explains the cultural and natural histories of the region as you experience them in your travels. Fascinating geological history with diverse plants and animals that are easily seen and explained. Discover also the evidence of the long history of the Aborigines in art and stories as well as the short history of Europeans and colonisation as shown in many landscapes. Features: Histories - a series of articles giving some background on the features the Flinders Ranges. Discoveries - shorter items on a variety of topics. Bush Walks take you on self-guiding trails with maps and notes into 16 locations Gazetteer - gives descriptions of most places you will come across in your travels. Reference and special interests - describes things to do. Includes extensive list of plants, animals as well as geological diagrams.
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Field Guide to the Coastal Geology of Fleurieu Peninsula. Hasenohr, P.; Corbett, D.
The sea coast provides a fascinating natural environment which appeals to people for a wide variety of reasons. Australians in particular have a reputation for appreciating the recreational attractions of their magnificent beaches and with seven out of ten of the population living within an hour's drive from the sea such an affinity is easily enjoyed. To the naturalist the narrow zone where land and ocean meet is full of interest. It is a hard, uncompromising environment where conditions are in a continual state of flux. Yet it is here, at the edge of the sea, that nature displays a marvellous profusion of organisms, all beautifully adapted to life in an ever-changing world. The coastal zone is also one of great physical diversity where bays, beaches and dunes, spits, headlands and cliffs have been created by the relentless cycle of erosion and deposition which operates here. The coastline is being constantly moulded by the dynamic action of the sea and it is the interplay of tide and current, storm waves and longshore drift that has formed the coastal scenery with which we are so familiar. Material is broken from the land to form cliffs and pounded into sand which is then moved from one place to another. Geology in large measure determines coastal landforms and the greater the variation in rock type and structure the more contrasts there will be in coastal scenery. Hard rocks, resistant to erosion, form headlands, while softer sediments are worn away to leave bays and dune-backed sandy beaches. A variable sedimentary sequence flanks the Gulf St Vincent shore while more uniformly resistant metamorphic and igneous rocks are dominant around much of the Fleurieu Peninsula and in the Victor Harbor area where the resistance of granite to erosion is reflected in the conspicuous headlands and off-shore islands. The cliff sections around our coasts provide some of our best and freshest rock outcrops, often displaying evidence that is not found further inland. This is well demonstrated in the Adelaide region where the generally soft Tertiary strata crop out poorly away from the coast but are well-known from the classic sections in the cliffs along the southern metropolitan beaches.
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Field guide to the Geology of Hallett Cove. Giesecke R. (Ed.) 1999
In this book the Field Geology Club of SA has distilled current scientific knowledge about the natural environment at Hallett Cove, and the geological processes by which it developed, into a easily assimilated form which encourages a greater understanding and enjoyment of our natural heritage. The text describes Hallett Cove's geology with particular emphasis on its glacial history, using examples with accompanying illustrations drawn from localities which are readily accessible from the geological trail in the Conservation Park and on the beach. To provide as complete a story as possible, photographs have been included from some areas in the Park which are not as readily or safely visited. Two geological walks starting from the southern entrance to the Park are described, and a map of the walking trails showing pertinent localities is contained inside the book's front cover. The bibliography includes key references as well as a selected recommended reading list of publications available on wider aspects of Hallett Cove and Fleurieu Peninsula geology.
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Field Guide to the Geology of Yorke Peninsula (2nd Edition). Giesecke R. (Ed) 1997
The second edition of this popular guidebook updates information on the geological features of Yorke Peninsula using studies by geologists undertaken since the booklet was first published in 1976 by the Field Geology Club. For the purposes of the guide, Yorke Peninsula is divided into four areas of approximately equal size, as shown in the index map. Each area is the subject of a self contained itinerary, though it is advised that it will be necessary to complete more than one of these to examine all aspects of the geological history of the peninsula. More emphasis is placed on areas three and four, for it is in the southern peninsula that the sequence is most complete and best documented. The area maps included are intended as a guide only and excursion leaders are advised to use also the 1:250,000 topographical maps, MAITLAND and INVESTIGATOR.
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Important Geological Sites in South Australia. Scrymgour J.M. and Risely B.G. 1991
This book brings together in one volume data on type sections, reference sites and geological monuments located in South Australia. We. had found it very difficult to quickly locate published information and began to compile our own lists, at the same time plotting the sites on published maps. ·As our data bank grew we finally decided it would make a useful publication - hence this book. There are a number of sites where our plot may not agree precisely with the published data. In all doubtful cases clarification was sought from the original author, usually in the form of a plot on an aerial photograph. This has been taken by us as the best authority. Where such a personal communication was received, it is acknowledged. The photographs are available for inspection, by appointment only, at the South Australian Museum Science Building, in the Data Retrieval Room of the Mineralogy Section. Nearly all sites were originally plotted on maps ranging in scale from 1 :1 million down to aerial photographs in some instances. Most common are the 1 :250,000 and 1 :50,000 scales. These maps are kept in the Data Retrieval Room at the South Australian Museum on North Terrace. In this publication all maps in the Central Map Section are at the scale of 1:1 million.
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Morphetts Enginehouse and the Cornish Beam Engine, Burra Mine, South Australia. Drew G.J. 1987
The history of deep mine drainage technology as developed and recorded since the Middle Ages, and the more recent story of the evolution of the steam powered Cornish beam engine during the Industrial Revolution, are described to form the basis for an engineering-related historical interpretation of Cornish style underground copper mining activities at Burra in South Australia.
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Murray Basin Mineral Sands Conference Extended Abstracts
The Murray Basin mineral province is now being recognised as a major resource for the next millennium. Mineral sands is the focus of this conference but the challenge lies with our Geoscience colleagues as to what else may be discovered below the sand cover. It is a privilege to lead this committee of our three kindred professional institutions, the Geological Society of Australia, Victorian, Division, the Australia Institute of Geoscientists, New South Wales Division and the Central Victoria Branch of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy into delivery of this conference. In combining our forces and encompassing our network, the organising Committee has targeted this topic that will develop interest and stimulate advances in this aspect of mineral development. The Committee believes that the papers in this volume create a benchmark for the development of the mineral sand province located within the fragile environment of the Murray-Darling Basin, a minerals province unique in its setting, frozen in time in strand lines and ancient beaches. Our objective is to develop this volume as a handbook for future use. The winning of the mineral sands from the basin is in its infancy. Our profession has learnt hard lessons when developing other areas of mineral sands in our select ecosystem and environment of Australia. Challenge lies at the feet of the technically skilled and the environmentally aware geoscientist and mineral developer. Sustainable development within multiple land usage is the watchword of the regulators. As our Committee has combined forces of the three most notable Geoscience institutions so too there lies a higher need for the academics, the technicians and the regulators to join intellectual might to develop this mineral province for the benefit of all Australians. Initial financial support to our committee came from the three State governments that cover the basin. The balance was shared by the three professional groups spreading the risk. Our committee thanks all major sponsors, exhibitors and delegates who have supported this risk venture to bring the conference to a success. A volume of this nature will contribute to the greater understanding of the potential in the Murray Basin. May by this combined effort our three professional groups be seen to be formulating goodwill and endeavours to assist development of our great nation's mineral resources in a responsible manner for the benefit of the industry professionals, academics and the laymen alike.
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Natural History of the Adelaide Region. Twidale C.R.T., Tyler M.J. and Webb B.P. (Eds) 1976
One of a series of regional natural histories books of South Australia, which seeks to bring together widely scattered information on the physical, natural, and human sciences, and to present it in a form that provides an explanatory account of all major components of the environment. The Society has a long involvement and concern with the natural history of the State, and it seems eminently worthwhile to produce a conspectus of the advances achieved during the last hundred years.
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Natural History of the Eyre Peninsula. Davies, M., Twidale, C.R.T. and Tyler, M.J. 1985
One of a series of regional natural histories books of South Australia, which seeks to bring together widely scattered information on the physical, natural, and human sciences, and to present it in a form that provides an explanatory account of all major components of the environment. Eyre Peninsula was named after the explorer Edward John Eyre (Gawler 1839), and today is an integral and vital part of the South Australian economy. In reasonable years almost 40% of the State's grain and 15% of its wool are produced there. The iron ore of the Middleback Range and the associated steel industries of Whyalla are well known. Marine industries are increasingly important at several centres. The tourist attractions of Port Lincoln and other coastal resorts are highly developed and inland sites are being promoted.
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Natural History of the Flinders Ranges. Twidale C.R.T. and Davies M.E. 1996
One of a series of regional natural histories books of South Australia, which seeks to bring together widely scattered information on the physical, natural, and human sciences, and to present it in a form that provides an explanatory account of all major components of the environment. The Natural History of the Flinders Ranges is a collection of topics which includes: History of Exploration and Settlement, Geology, Colourful and Exotic Minerals of the Flinders Ranges, Aspects of the Geological Setting and Palaeobiology of the Ediacara Assemblage,The Development of the Land Surface, Climate of the Flinders Ranges, The Patterns of Soils of the Flinders Ranges, Vegetation, Aquatic Biota, Terrestrial Invertebrates, Mammals of the Flinders Ranges, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Aboriginal People of the Flinders Ranges and National Parks. This book is a must purchase for anyone wanting a comprehensive natural history of the Flinders Ranges.
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Natural History of Kangaroo Island. Twidale C.R.T. and Tyler M.J. 1979
One of a series of regional natural histories books of South Australia, which seeks to bring together widely scattered information on the physical, natural, and human sciences, and to present it in a form that provides an explanatory account of all major components of the environment. 'Natural History of Kangaroo Island' is an accurate and highly informative guide to the physical environment and the fauna and flora, and to the Aboriginal people who formerly inhabited the island. This book is a companion volume to the Society's successful 1976 publication, 'Natural History of the Adelaide Region'.
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Natural History of North East Deserts. Twidale C.R.T. and Tyler M.J. 1990
One of a series of regional natural histories books of South Australia, which seeks to bring together widely scattered information on the physical, natural, and human sciences, and to present it in a form that provides an explanatory account of all major components of the environment. This is the fifth publication in a series of regional natural histories of South Australia. Natural History of the North East Deserts is the most ambitious of the books in the series. It was selected for treatment at this time because of the level of interest in this part of South Australia, and the lack of any previous attempt to synthesise the observations that are available. Accordingly when we invited the authors to contribute to the volume, several commented that to be able to do so would require further research to plug gaps in knowledge. Happily they were prepared to do so, and the volume improved appreciably in consequence.
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Natural History of the South East. Holmes J.W. Ling J.K., Tyler M.J. and Twidale C.R.T. (Eds) 1983
One of a series of regional natural histories books of South Australia, which seeks to bring together widely scattered information on the physical, natural, and human sciences, and to present it in a form that provides an explanatory account of all major components of the environment. The 'Natural History of the South East' is the third in a series of volumes intended to document the natural history of various parts of South Australia. The Adelaide region (1976) and Kangaroo Island (1979) have already been treated in this fashion and Eyre Peninsula is next in line. In the present publication, as with its companion volumes, the primary purpose of each chapter is to review the present state of knowledge of various facets of the natural environment and also to record the way in which aboriginal man interacted with that environment.
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Natural History of Spencer Gulf
Each chapter has its own identity and focuses on a discrete aspect of the Gulf's natural history. Yet they are not a bundle of unrelated accounts, but are held together by an underlying theme-an elegantly complex ecosystem-that ensures the coherence of the volume. This book probes many hidden aspects of the seabed and the overlying water - the benthic algae, seagrasses and invertebrates, the fish, the plankton and marine mammals and seabirds that are all inter-related and produce a single, dynamic, and highly productive ecosystem. It also describes the diverse human uses (and misuses) of the system, because we all enjoy the magic appeal of the Gulf's waters in many different ways, whether by swimming, diving, fishing, boating, or enjoying seafood taken from the Gulf. The Gulf's subtidal and inter-tidal waters have long been studied, not only to better understand their ecology, but also to underpin the management of the system as a whole. Bringing this knowledge together is of critical importance, given the continually increasing pressures on the Gulf. Despite the extensive research in the Gulf our knowledge of the Gulf is still fragmentary. We have not attempted a compendium of all we know, as we hope this book provides a broader understanding of the natural history of Spencer Gulf, in the expectation that this will motivate all to conserve, protect and sustainably use one of our most valuable assets far into the future despite impending climate change.
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Off the Barrier Highway
'OFF THE BARRIER HIGHWAY' is a blend of historical facts and personalised stories of the people who lived, worked and played in the north eastern region of South Australia. It encompasses the journey from aboriginal settlement, squatters, pastoralist and miners into the mid 1900's. It highlights the development of sheep stations, mining towns and the railway towns which sprang up along the tracks of the 'iron horse' as it speared its way across the saltbush plains to Broken Hill.
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Somersaults in the Sand
This amusing account of fieldwork in the outback should be of interest to anyone who has travelled there, or is contemplating a journey there. The humorous anecdotes belie the serious and important nature of the work carried out in the geological mapping program of Australia by geologists of the Bureau of Mineral Resources. Their work, and the splendid regional and detailed maps made under sometimes difficult conditions, have formed the basis for most mineral exploration activity in Australia. The organisational work of party leaders was impressive; they had to not only plan and carry out the geological survey, but also arrange the field vehicles, sometimes including helicopters in the 'early days, cooks, field hands, draughtspersons, and visitors. Some brought their families to the field camps to avoid long separations. Occasionally some of the support staff found it difficult to work in the isolated conditions, and that made difficulties in finding local replacements.
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The Adelaide Hills - A History
The Adelaide Hills, which have a special place in the hearts of South Australians, are a short distance to the east of the capital, Adelaide, and provide a scenic backdrop to this city. The first European to sight them was the explorer Matthew Flinders in 1802, on the Investigator, and it was he who named the highest peak, Mount Lofty. The area was among the first regions in South Australia to be settled by Europeans, and many of their descendants, notably those of German origin, still reside there. With the highest rainfall in South Australia, the Hills are a major environmental and recreational asset for Adelaide and also support a variety of land uses such as orchards and market gardens. They are also the source for approximately 60% of Adelaide's water requirements. In more recent times a growing tourism and wine industry has evolved and hobby farms have increasingly taken over the many dairy farms which once provided employment. Parts have also become much urbanised as a result of demand for housing following the completion of the South Eastern Freeway which provides easy access to Adelaide. Stringent planning controls are now in place, especially in the area covered by the Adelaide Hills Council, to preserve the beauty and character of the region. The Adelaide Hills are perhaps the one area in South Australia where the four seasons are most clearly experienced, particularly autumn, when the many deciduous trees display a kaleidoscope of oranges, browns, reds and yellows. This book should appeal not only to visitors but as a reference source for those residing or intending to reside in this beautiful region. The chapters on vegetation, fauna, birds and reptiles will be of particular interest to the amateur naturalist.
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The Canning Basin, W.A
The onshore Canning Basin in north Western Australia covers an area of over 400,000 sq. km and contains over 10,000 m of mainly Palaeozoic sediments. The main basin elements trend NW /SE and extend into the offshore area where they are buried beneath seaward thickening Mesozoic and younger sediments. The main physiographic provinces in the basin are the spectacular limestone ranges along the northern rim, the Fitzroy River valley and the vast desert plain. The region was settled by man c.30,000 years ago. Major changes in the local culture occurred, c.5000 and c.100 years ago, caused by the migration of new peoples and technology into the area. The pattern of conflict over control of the land and its resources persists today in the land rights dispute. There are approximately 30,000 people resident in the area today, concentrated in Broome, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing and spread across the river valleys and coastal regions on pastoral stations and Aboriginal settlements. The Geological Survey of Western Australia and the Bureau of Mineral Resources have played a leading role in the geological exploration of the basin since the first survey in 1884. Oil indications in the basin were first noted in 1919. Exploration since then involves two main cycles, named for the leading companies, Freney (1920-53) and Wapet (1953-1974). The current round involving many Australian and international companies commenced in 1976.
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The Fleurieu and Southern Coasts
On the southern coast of South Australia two large gulfs, Spencer Gulf and Gulf St Vincent separate three Peninsulas, Eyre, Yorke and Fleurieu; the latter, the smallest of the three, is the subject of this book. Situated in close proximity to the capital of South Australia, Adelaide, and with fertile soils and reliable rainfall, it was one of the earliest areas to be settled in the state. The Fleurieu still retains a rural aspect, and this, combined with spectacular scenery, especially along the coastline, has resulted in it becoming increasingly tourist orientated and a location where many of the South Australian populace tend to retire to or have vacation residences. The Fleurieu Peninsula is rich in history with mining, slate production, whaling and the River Murray paddle steamer trade (to name a few) being prominent in the past. Victor Harbor was at one time suggested as the site for the capital of South Australia. The book should act as a ready reference for those exploring, residing or intending to reside in this beautiful region.
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The Jetties of South Australia - Past and Present
The idea for a book on the jetties of South Australia arose from my interest in researching and writing family history. I had been endeavouring to discover more about John Kerr who opened up much of the land for farming near Port Julia on Yorke Peninsula and who was responsible for erecting the first jetty there. I was also interested in tracing the Tonkin family and learned that Mr J.C. Tonkin had a small part in the erection of the Port Rickaby jetty. When attempting to further my research about the jetties of South Australia, I found that save for Geoffrey Manning's book, The Fatal Shore on the jetties at Port Willunga, small articles on jetties in books on the history of seaside towns, and three university thesis on some specific jetties, little had been documented to provide a reader with an understanding of the state's jetties, their history, and other details in one volume. In this revised edition of the Jetties of South Australia - Past and Present the author examines each of these jetties in a readily readable format complemented with numerous colour photographs.
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The Olympic Dam Story
The Olympic Dam Story tells for the first time the surprising story behind the 1970s discovery of the world's largest mineral deposit. Author David Upton explains how Western Mining's pursuit of the best science, teamwork and a dash of good luck led from an exploration base in a suburban garage to a super-giant copper, uranium and gold resource. The book also describes how Western Mining overcame the main challenges of developing Olympic Dam, a multi-billion dollar project more difficult than ever envisaged with the unexpected discovery of uranium. By writing for general readers as well as professionals, Upton makes the story accessible to anyone and provides a glimpse inside an industry that underwrites Australia's prosperity. The Olympic Dam Story is an important addition to mineral exploration history, with 70,000 words and many previously unpublished maps, extracts and personal recollections of key individuals in the search.
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The Nullarbor Plain - A History
In The Nullarbor Plain - A History, the author Neville Collins examines, in a readable format, all aspects of that vast area bordering the Great Australian Bight which separates the eastern states from Western Australia. Inland from that part of the Great Australian Bight straddling Western Australia and South Australia there is a limestone plain, reputed to be the largest in the world - the Nullarbor. It is a land of high coastal cliffs, caves and blow-holes, varied flora and fauna and has a history encompassing Aborigines, explorers, pioneers, settlers, and huge construction projects such as the overland telegraph, Trans-Australian Railway and Eyre Highway. The book is complemented by numerous historical and contemporary photographs, most of which are in colour. The Nullarbor Plain - A History is recommended reading for persons travelling, or intending to travel over the Nullarbor, or anyone interested in the Australian landscape.
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The Silver Trail - A Guide to the Heritage of Broken Hill. Drew G.J. 1991
A pictorial history of Australia's longest-lived mining town and its famous mines, detailing the main points of interest along a number of excellent heritage and walking trails. Broken Hill is Australia 's longest-lived mining city. Its massive ore body, formed about 1800 million years ago, has proved to be the world 's largest silver-lead-zinc mineral deposit. The orebody is shaped like a boomerang plunging into the earth at its ends and outcropping in the centre. The protruding tip of the orebody stood out as a jagged rocky ridge amongst undulating plain country on either side. This was known as the broken hill by early pastoralists. The Broken Hill ore body was first pegged in 1883 by a German-born boundary rider Charles Rasp and his syndicate of seven station workers. The deposit was known initially as the hill of mullock but this changed dramatically in 1884 when extremely rich silver ore was discovered. By 1888, Broken Hill's population had leapt to 11 000 and Silverton was virtually deserted. The orebody has had a s ignifi cant influence on the Australian economy as the initial profits were used in the transformation of Australia from a country dependent on wheat and wool to a nation strong in secondary industries. Broken Hill has also been the scene of many major developments in mining and metallurgical technology, and an important location in the history of the union movement in Australia. Remains of all periods of Broken Hill's history exist today. These include mining activity, transport, services, commercial activity and housing. This heritage is of national signi ficance. Today the city of Broken Hill is a living museum where visitors can experience both past and present.
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The Unknown Explorer
The life, Times and Travels of Richard Thelwall Maurice. By Neville Collins. Richard Maurice, son of a wealthy pastoral pioneer, educated in England and widely travelled, used his substantial inheritance to conduct numerous expeditions into Australia's outback country. Richard Maurice was perhaps the last white man to observe the customs and lifestyles of the Aborigines in their natural surrounds. Neville Collins has presented the Maurice story in a fascinating and easily read, 158 page book, illustrated with Maurice's original photographs.
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Woman of Gold, the Unsung Heroines of the Goldfields
Women of Gold is a blend of historical facts with a dash of humour. The stories are of the North-eastern Goldfields of South Australian during the late 1800's and 1930's depressions. The author is a product of the Goldfields during the 1930's depression. Cases of the hardships experienced by some women on the goldfields is injected into the narrative to both humanise and personalise what is generally accepted as being just a man's realm. The role of women, how they coped in the harsh desert conditions, of personal tragedies, love, marriage, birth and death, made them the 'Unsung Heroines of The Goldfields: Readers will be moved from laughter to tears and back again, as they re-live the lives, of the 'Women of Gold:
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