Outback In Focus
by Jeff Carter
Rigby Limited, 1976, full colour and b/w photographs throughout, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0727002066
Near Fine Condition, minor rubbing to edges and corners, minor markings to covers, faint finger prints on half-title page, minor edge and shelf wear to dustjacket
'Outback In Focus combines spectacular photographs with a vigorously written challenge to most preconceived ideas about the area. Jeff Carter spent many months roaming the Outback, penetrating to places which are never seen by the ordinary traveller, and with sharply revealing words and photographs he pierces the mists of sentiment and wishful thinking and literally brings his subject into focus.
He shows how the Outback has been ravaged by ignorant or selfish development, so that the very character of the land has changed. He brings to life the struggles, hopes and despairs of those who fight the territory for their existence. He examines what has been done in the past, what is happening now, and what could be done in the future; how riches are still there for the taking, and how the Outback is hampered by past neglect.'