Wayfaring in Wollemi - stories of people in wilderness
Blue Mountains historian Andy Macqueen will visit Hawkesbury Central Library on Thursday, 1 March to discuss the human side of the Wollemi, the largest declared wilderness in NSW. His talk will be based on his latest book, ‘Wayfaring in Wollemi: stories of people in wilderness’.
Andy will tell the stories of some of the interesting people who spent time in this area, which is located north-west of Windsor. He will discuss the tales of explorers, surveyors, wanderers, cattlemen, would-be developers, adventurers and conservationists.
Andy Macqueen is an engineer, conservationist, bushwalker and an accomplished writer of history. This is his fifth book; some of his previous titles include ‘Back from the ‘Brink: Blue Gum Forest and the Grose Wilderness’ and ‘Somewhat perilous: the journeys of Singleton, Parr, Howe, Myles and Blaxland in the Northern Blue Mountains’.
Bookings are essential via www.hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com or call 4560 4460. The free talk will be held at Hawkesbury Library Service, 300 George Street Windsor. Refreshments will be provided from 6.30pm, with the event starting at 7pm.
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