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Author Harper, Melissa.

Title The ways of the bushwalker : on foot in Australia / Melissa Harper
Published Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  796.510994 Har/Wot  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 348 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents Stepping out in Australia -- The arrival of the tourist walker -- Walking the colonial adventure -- The bush, my lover -- I walk, therefore I think -- From the open road to the bush track -- Happy feet: the interwar hiking craze -- Bushwalkers unite! The politics of organised walking --Wild about wilderness -- Whose bush is it anyway?
Summary "This book traces the history of bushwalking in Australia and shows how the activity has become the most popular way that Australians engage with the bush. For many Australians, walking has become a major means of developing an attachment to the land and a connection to the nation. The book features many primary materials including diary entries, club newsletters and photos that bring to life the origins and developments of walking as a significant Australian pastime. It also offers some marvellous pen portraits of the extraordinary characters that pioneered bushwalking in this country, and those who followed in their footsteps." -- Publisher's website
Analysis Bushlands
History, 1801-1900
History, 1901-1999
Social customs
Walking, hiking, bushwalking (Australia)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [326]-336
Audience General
Notes Geographic coverage: Australia
Subject Hikers -- Australia.
Hiking -- Australia -- History.
Outdoor recreation -- Australia.
Trails -- Australia.
Australia -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 2009294631
ISBN 9780868409689
Other Titles Bushwalker