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The Hawkesbury river : a social and natural history, Paul I Boon

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The Hawkesbury river : a social and natural history
Title
The Hawkesbury river
Title remainder
a social and natural history
Statement of responsibility
Paul I Boon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A definitive account of the natural history of the Hawkesbury River and the pivotal role it has played in history. The Hawkesbury River is the longest coastal river in New South Wales. A vital source of water and food, it has a long Aboriginal history and was critical for the survival of the early British colony at Sydney. The Hawkesbury's weathered shores, cliffs and fertile plains have inspired generations of artists. It is surrounded by an unparalleled mosaic of national parks, including the second-oldest national park in Australia, Ku-ring-gai National Park. Although it lies only 35 km north of Sydney, to many today the Hawkesbury is a 'hidden river' - its historical and natural significance not understood or appreciated
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Also available via the World Wide Web.
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boon, Paul I
Dewey number
994.42
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecology
  • Hawkesbury River (N.S.W.)
  • Hawkesbury River (N.S.W.)
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Label
The Hawkesbury river : a social and natural history, Paul I Boon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-543) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the best hidden river in the world -- 1. Geography ? Physical and human -- 2. Geology ? A skeleton of sandstone -- 3. How the Hawkesbury came to be an estuary -- 4. Hydrology ? Floods, droughts and river regulation -- 5. The vexed matter of water quality -- 6. Biota ? Plants, animals and mythical creatures -- 7. Jewels in the crown ? The protected areas -- 8. An Aboriginal river -- 9. European discovery and early exploration -- 10. European occupation and exploitation -- 11. Barrier I ? Road and ferry crossings -- 12. Barrier II ? Railway crossings -- 13. Conduit ? Boats and shipping -- 14. A strategic river ? Defending the northern gateway to Sydney -- 15. The river as muse ? Artists, musicians and writers inspired by the Hawkesbury -- 16. Epilogue ? Whither the Hawkesbury? -- References -- Index
Control code
000058927364
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 564 pages
Isbn
9780643107595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)962481165
Label
The Hawkesbury river : a social and natural history, Paul I Boon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-543) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the best hidden river in the world -- 1. Geography ? Physical and human -- 2. Geology ? A skeleton of sandstone -- 3. How the Hawkesbury came to be an estuary -- 4. Hydrology ? Floods, droughts and river regulation -- 5. The vexed matter of water quality -- 6. Biota ? Plants, animals and mythical creatures -- 7. Jewels in the crown ? The protected areas -- 8. An Aboriginal river -- 9. European discovery and early exploration -- 10. European occupation and exploitation -- 11. Barrier I ? Road and ferry crossings -- 12. Barrier II ? Railway crossings -- 13. Conduit ? Boats and shipping -- 14. A strategic river ? Defending the northern gateway to Sydney -- 15. The river as muse ? Artists, musicians and writers inspired by the Hawkesbury -- 16. Epilogue ? Whither the Hawkesbury? -- References -- Index
Control code
000058927364
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 564 pages
Isbn
9780643107595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)962481165

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