The Ways of the Bushwalker: On Foot in Australia

Harper, Melissa J. The Ways of the Bushwalker: On Foot in Australia. Sydney, NSW: University of New South Wales Press, 2007.

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Author Harper, Melissa J.
Title The Ways of the Bushwalker: On Foot in Australia
Place of Publication Sydney, NSW
Publisher University of New South Wales Press
Publication year 2007
Sub-type Research book (original research)
ISBN 978 086840 968 9
Total number of pages 348
Collection year 2008
Subjects 430101 History - Australian
750204 Recreation
2103 Historical Studies
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This book traces the history of bushwalking in Australia and shows how the activity has become the most popular way that Australians engage with the bush.
For many Australians, walking has become a major means of developing an attachment to the land and a connection to the nation. The book features many primary materials including diary entries, club newsletters and photos that bring to life the origins and developments of walking as a significant Australian pastime.
It also offers some marvellous pen portraits of the extraordinary characters that pioneered bushwalking in this country, and those who followed in their footsteps.
Keyword Hiking -- Australia -- History
Hikers -- Australia
Trails -- Australia
Q-Index Code A1
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