The Magic Valley
The Magic Valley is a detailed study compiled over 40 years living and working in the Paterson Valley.
The MAGIC VALLEY
The Magic Valley is a detailed study compiled over 40 years living and working in the Paterson Valley. It analyses the relationship between humans and their environment, starting with the impacts of Aboriginal land management and how this unwittingly benefitted the invading Europeans and their herds and flocks.
Why is the book called The Magic Valley?
The Valley is seen as being like The Magic Pudding, the uniquely Australian children's story about a pudding which immediately replaces the part taken thus suggesting that it can go on forever. Cameron feels that the Valley has been treated like the Magic Pudding and has also performed like one over the past 200 years. Whether this can continue has occupied his mind over many years.
How has the Valley changed and why?
The Paterson Valley has been the source of a diverse range of products and services throughout its 200 years of European exploitation. The reader is taken through the rise and fall of many industries. The book challenges the question of longterm sustainability and what the future may hold. An essential read for anyone with an interest in the Australian landscape and environment.
|Dimensions||229 × 152 × 25 cm|