Australian Caves Cliffs and Waterfalls
by Charles Barrett
Georgian House, 1944, [First Edition], black and white photographs throughout, black and white photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket
Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, foxing to endpapers, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows edge and shelf wear with rubbing, bumping, creasing, crumpling, closed tears, chipping, discolouration and tears (see photographs)
“Of the world’s cave systems, those at Jenolan, in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, are among the most famous, and many of the caves in other parts of Australia contain examples of nature’s handiwork no less beautiful. In this volume Charles Barrett has brought together a unique collection of photographs supported by an informative commentary on the wonders and beauties of Australian Caves, Cliffs, and Waterfalls. The many curious and impressive rock formations throughout Australia are dealt with, while a section on the waterfalls and lakes rounds off the book.
The subject of the caves inevitably leads to a discussion of the many examples of aboriginal art discovered in these underground galleries, and mention of the living creatures who inhabit these dark places beneath the earth.”