All Things Wild
by Jeff Carter
Rigby Limited, 1977, [First Edition], colour and b/w photographic plates throughout, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0727002759
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'Jeff Carter takes the reader from the rainforest of eastern Australia to the shifting sand of the Simpson Desert, and even to a look at European zoos and European ideas of camping in the wild. In his breezy style he tells of encounters with such people as Taffy Pick, the self-appointed guardian of the Aritunga ghost town; R. M. Williams, the stockman's outfitter; and Maggie, the hermit of Foxground Valley. The author recounts his experiences with William the wombat, Horace the Monika, the wedge-tailed eagles, and other animals at his Wild Country Park. There are vivid descriptions of relocating a plane wreck in the rainforest behind his home, of being stranded by flood in the "dry" interior, and of the world gum-boot throwing contest at Gerringong on the coast south of Sydney.'