Title:   The Ways of the Bushwalker : On foot in Australia
Author:   Harper Melissa
Publisher:   UNSW Press NewSouth
Binding:   Paperback
Edition:   2020
APN:   9781742236674 or ISBN(1742236677)
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Australians have always loved to step out in nature, whether off-track or along a marked route. Bushwalking an organised long-distance walk in rugged terrain that requires maps and camping equipment, or a family day out is one of our most popular pastimes. This landmark book, now updated, was the first to delve into its rich and sometimes quirky history.

From the earliest days of European settlement, colonists found pleasure in leisurely strolls through the bush, collecting flowers, sketching, bird watching and picnicking. Yet over time, walking for the sake of walking became the dominant motive. Walking clubs proliferated, railways organised mystery hikes attended by thousands, and Paddy Pallin established his equipment business. Bushwalking serious walking was invented.

Whether you are inclined to put on your walking boots and pack your sleeping bag, or would rather stay in a luxury hut, this surefooted and witty book reveals how the ordinary act of walking can become extraordinary.


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