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Playing in the bush: recreation and national parks in New South Wales

by: Edited by Richard White and Caroline Ford
published by: Sydney University Press

Playing in the bush is an engaging account of the ways the national parks of New South Wales have been used over the past 130 years. Researched and written by seven young historians from the University of Sydney, the book weaves together stories of diverse experiences in our national parks. Established 'for the use of the public forever', they have had a long history of popular use and created deep emotional attachments among people from all walks of life.

From the romantic getaways of the late nineteenth century to the extreme sports of a century later, picnicking and partying, flower picking, nature study, camp fires, to getting up to no good, Playing in the bush explores the place of national parks in Australia's cultures of recreation.

RRP: $35.00
Available from Sydney University Press at http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au

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