A new book on the Australian Alps will be released in April.
“Matthew Higgins traces the mountain experience in a rich variety of ways. Firstly he talks of his own times in the alps as a bushwalker, cross-country skier, historian, and oral-history interviewer. Then, he profiles a range of people who have worked, lived, or played in the mountains: stockmen, skiers, Indigenous parks officers, rangers, brumby runners, foresters, authors, tourism operators, and others’.
It will be published by New South Books and cost $29.95. You can pre order it here.
“The central themes of place, people, and story are interwoven with concerns about environmental impact and climate change. An extensive collection of beautiful images helps to tell the magnificent mountain story, from Kosciuszko to Kiandra, Brindabella to Bimberi and Bogong, to Tidbinbilla and beyond”.
September 9, 2018 at 11:41 am
I read the book. I then bought two more copies to give to friends. It’s fantastic, fascinating, hilarious/tragic. A work of great humanity, as well as providing deep insights into the area’s past.