A Million Wild Acres
200 Years of Man and an Australian Forest
by Eric Rolls
Thomas Nelson, 1982, b/w plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0170053024
Very Good Condition, previous owners inscriptions on inside front cover and front flyleaf
'A Million Wild Acres is a contentious story of men and their passion for land; of occupation and settlement; of destruction and growth. It is the story of the Pilliga scrub.
By following the documented tracks of men who crossed the Blue Mountains into northern New South Wales, Eric Rolls has re-written the history of settlement and destroyed the argument that Australia's present dense eucalypt forests are the remnants of 200 years of energetic clearing.
Eric Rolls gives the history of the Pilliga the laconic power of an extended campfire yarn, spiced with personal vision that comes from a lifetime of acute observation.'