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To Ayers Rock and Beyond by W. E. (Bill) Harney

To Ayers Rock and Beyond by W. E. (Bill) Harney

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To Ayers Rock and Beyond

by W. E. (Bill) Harney

Rigby, 1972, ISBN 0851792146, black and white photographic plates, paperback

Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to covers, no inscriptions, age toned pages, re-enforced with tape at centre of text block (see photographs)

“The story of an immense solitary mountain in the heart of Australia, called “Uluru” by the Aborigines, but “Ayres Rock” by its European discoverer.  Bill Harney was made the first ranger when the Ayers Rock area was proclaimed a National Park by the Australian Government.  This is the story of that area – of the country north of Alice Springs, the mythology, customs, and hunting pattern of the Aborigines; the opening up of the Reserve; the gathering of the mythology from the tribal Elders; the development of the area of 400 square miles into watering places containing lodges and camping sites with roads leading to the scenic attractions.  The author shows that the opening of these places to tourism can cause decay of the very things the authorities wish to protect.”


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