This book brings together 55 national parks, selected across all Australian states and territories, and over 120 animals. It is divided into seven sections according to habitat (woodlands and grasslands; forests; rainforests; arid zones; mountains; wetlands and waterways; coasts; oceans and islands), each including a number of national parks and a selection of fish, reptiles, frogs, birds and mammals that inhabit them. At the end of the book is a section on little critterbeetles, spiders, butterflies, grasshoppers, bugs and so on. Each habitat section opens with photographs of the featured national parks and a description of the habitat. Each animal has its own page, a map of its distribution range, its conservation status and scientific information about the species.
Welcome to the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People. We are part of this land and the land is part of us. This is where we come from. Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy is a most respected senior Wurundjeri elder of the Kulin alliance. This is a very accessible welcome that introduces and gives meaning and explanation within the text to the customs and symbols of Indigenous Australia. Aboriginal communities across Australia have boundaries that are defined by mountain ranges and waterways. Traditionally, to cross these boundaries or enter community country you needed permission from the neighbouring community. When this permission was granted the ceremony now called Welcome to Country took place. Each community had its own way of welcoming to country, and they still do today.
In this magnificent celebration of country, Bronwyn Bancroft uses both images and words to explore the awe-inspiring beauty of the Australian continent, and to express the depth of her feelings for it.
Why I Love Australia is a superb and unique showcase of reverence for landscape, and is a book to be cherished by all who love this sunburnt land.
Hooray! for the bestest holiday in the WHOLE world. We started in the wonderful wilds of Tassie then braved the big waves of Bass Strait in a tiny ferry, and the travelled all the way to the very tip of the Top End. On the way we saw the most AMAZING places, even a whole town underground!
Join us on our crazy cross-country trip from Tassie to the Top End.
Australia is full of the most amazing animals on the planet! What animal has six thumbs? What animal produces square poo? What animal is made up of 95 per cent water and is highly venomous? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic tour of Australian animals.
Little Iggy doesn't want to leave the house, but Grandad insists -- they always have fun together. What follows is a wonderful journey in the great Australian outdoors with signing birds, wallaby surprises, secret caterpillar messages and oodles of grandad humour
Roland Harvey and his new pelican friend are off on an adventure to walk, fish, canoe, raft, windsurf, sail, paddle-steam, houseboat and even fly their way along the Murray River, from its smallest beginnings in the high country to where it meets the sea. Together they discover the story of the river: its secrets, history, ecology, people and animals. And you're invited, too!
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