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Queensland’s Western Afterthought 150 Years of Ups and Downs
The vast lands of western Queensland comprise a
region of diversity, beauty, excitement and romance:
majestic red dunes stretching as far as the eye can
see under a deep blue sky, gently rolling downs
bespotted with colourful wildflowers, the glaucous
green saltbush plains and the dark-green foliage
of the mangrove swamps, and the crags and shady
gullies of the Nicholson River, with their serene
waterholes that sustain a surprisingly diverse
fauna and flora.
And yet this region—termed here Queensland’s
Western Afterthought—is remote.
It is far from the populated east coast districts,
far from the capital cities where decisions are made,
and far from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
It has thus been dominated by an 'out of sight, out of
mind'attitude, resulting in a history of dashed hopes
Specifications: B5 size; x + 294 pages; comprehensive index; 87 photographs and maps
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