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The Last of Lands, ed. Webb, Whitelock, Brereton

The Last of Lands, ed. Webb, Whitelock, Brereton


1969, English, Book, Illustrated edition:The last of lands / edited by L. J. Webb, D. Whitelock and J. Le Gay Brereton.Webb, L. J. (Leonard James), 1920-


  • 203 p. : ill. (part col.) ; 28 cm. + folded map in pocket.


  • Milton, Qld. : Jacaranda Press, 1969.


  • Survey of Australian environment and the conservation of natural ecological systems; p.4351; The role of public opinion in conservation, by Judith Wright (Aboriginal relationship to environment, totemic taboos as a method of conservation of animal and vegetable species, absence of exploitation); p.82-90; Australian plants and chemical research, by L.J. Webb (Aboriginal foods and drugs; lists plants which are palatable, those that require some preparation to remove toxins, drug plants, fish poisons); p.133141; National parks and other reserves of Queensland, by J.K. Jarrott (notes presence of Aboriginal rock art near Chillagoe caves, Queensland and bora ring on the eastern boundary of the Palmerston National Park; Aboriginal paintings in Carnarvon National Park with plate showing stencilled hands, boomerangs); p.160-169; Scenic reserve and fauna sanctuary systems of Tasmania, by J.G. Mosley (change in vegetation through Aboriginal use of fire for hunting in Tasmania); p.170-178; National parks and reserves in South Australia, by C. Warren Bonython (brief note on change in government policy on future of North-West Aboriginal Reserve (retention of ownership by Aborigines, possible development of grazing and pastoralism by Aborigines, responsibility for conservation)); p.187-193; Reserves in the Northern Territory, by Lionel Rose (brief mention of Aboriginal rock paintings, Katherine Gorge); Standley Chasm part of Jay Creek Aboriginal Reserve; table of parks includes Ooraminna rock carvings); plate shows carved emus at Flat Rock, Dharug National Park, N.S.W.; map in pocket at endpaper shows locations of larger Aboriginal reserves.



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