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This is a rather specialist book mainly of interest to Bush Club members, but is sure to be of some interest to members of other walking clubs and maybe even to historians. Read More

Gardens of Stone - Book 1 The Sydney Bushwalker, February 2012

The immediate and overwhelming impression generated by this book is of the massive number of hours that have been expended by the authors (Michael Keats and Brian Fox, both established authors with a number of publications to their credit) in walking this magnificent country of rocky ridges, slots and Pagodas. Then you realise that this is "just" book number 1, and that there are seven to come! However, it quickly becomes obvious that this book is a labour of love, recording many pleasant days of wandering and exploring. The objective being to impart "the knowledge" to others, so that they too can experience these special places. Few of us are this altruistic, nor would we be able to craft the time and energy to go through the considerable research and publishing grindstone to bring such a project to fruition. Therefore, we who will enjoy the munificence of this bounty, should be duly appreciative of this marvellous present! Read More

This is book 3 in the rather large series of Guide Books planned by Michael and Brian. Glossy paper with good print and lots of very nice colour photos all through the book. It covers the general Gardens of Stone area, with trips up Donkey Mountain, all around the Carne Creek gorge, the Glow-worm tunnel area and a bit north of that, even up to Mt Cameron. Most of the walks are single-day walks, with a few overnight trips as well. Read More

Gardens of Stone - Book 4 The Bush Club Newsletter - Summer 2013

This latest volume in the series of nine can only be described as the blockbuster so far. At 932 pages, if you have this volume on your bookshelf you can put your kitchen steps on the scrap heap as far as needing them to access the top shelf in your kitchen cupboards. The preliminary sections, including a page About the Bush Club are the same as, or updated from, the first three volumes and give a very comprehensive lead-in to the main subject matter, a critical review of the six regional river catchment areas within the Gardens of Stone National Park (GoSNP). Read More

Michael, Brian and Yuri have done it again, and I venture to suggest maybe even better than before. Full colour, good paper, detailed route notes, topo maps - all the usual stuff we expect from them of course. Read More

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