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Fences of Australia

Written by Jack Bradshaw


From stone to post and rail, from the utilitarian to the sculptural, a well-built fence is a thing of beauty and a monument to workmanship. These practical but symbolic structures are part of the story of Australia.

Starting with 7,000-year-old Aboriginal fish traps and ending with a look into the future with virtual fencing, Jack Bradshaw traces the history of Australia's fences in words and pictures.

'... packed with beautiful photos showing off the striking Australian landscape ... A must read for those who love to glean new information.' Queensland Reviewers Collective

'Bradshaw's commentary is well researched while still being an entertaining read. As much a picture book as a history, Fences of Australia illustrates clearly how land users have sectioned off their small part of the country to either contain or to exclude ...' West Weekend Magazine

'[Jack Bradshaw] brings his decades long experience as a forester to this pictorial history ... this book is the perfect size gift ...' Have a Go News

ISBN 9781925164947 (Hardback)
Formats Large Format Photographic (150 x 190mm) (Hardback)
Categories Gift Ideas
Art & Photography
Father's Day 2021
Great Big Book Read Books
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2017
Pages 104
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    Jack Bradshaw

    Jack Bradshaw is a retired forester from the south-west of Western Australia. He worked for the Department of Conservation and Land Management and its predecessor, the Forests Department of Western Australia, before becoming a consultant in native forest management and silviculture. Jack has travelled extensively in Australia with his wife, Sue, over a number of years, with a particular interest in photographing rural fencing and exploring its history. Read more