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Coast : A History of the New South Wales Edge - Ian Hoskins


A History of the New South Wales Edge


Published: 1st November 2013
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From Eden to Byron Bay the New South Wales coast is more than 2000 kilometres long, with 130 estuaries, 100 coastal lakes and a rich history.

This, the first history written of the New South Wales coast, traces our relationship with this stretch of land and sea starting millennia ago when Aboriginal people feasted on shellfish and perfected the art of building bark canoes, to our present obsession with the beach as a place to live or holiday.

Leading us through the European fascination with marine life, the attempts to establish a whaling industry, the fear of seaborne invasion which led to the creation of a navy of our own in 1911 through to the rise of our unstoppable enthusiasm for surfing and fishing Ian Hoskins argues that our current enthralment with the coast began more recently than we might think.



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Great history, past and present, of the coast of NSW


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
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    A book to keep, very interesting and a great gift idea.

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    ISBN: 9781742232706
    ISBN-10: 1742232701
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 448
    Published: 1st November 2013
    Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 19.0  x 5.08
    Weight (kg): 1.4