Official Guide to the National Park of New South Wales

Trustees of National Park

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Format: paperback
108 pages
ISBN: 9781920899899

Publication: 01 Nov 2012

Publisher: Sydney University Press

The National Park of New South Wales was proclaimed Australia's first national park on 26 April 1879. The National Park, to become the Royal National Park after the 1957 visit from Queen Elizabeth II, was the second oldest national park in the world after Yellowstone, which was established in the US in 1872. The development and extension of railway lines as well as increasing levels of car ownership throughout the twentieth century meant that the Royal National Park became a more accessible destination than ever before. This unique natural environment remains close to the hearts of many Sydneysiders today. Balancing the objectives of leisure and conservation, the 1902 Trustees of the National Park published an Official Guide to the National Park. The 2011 edition of this publication is a facsimile reprint of this historical document and includes all the photographs and maps of the original.

List of illustrations

A retrospective sketch

Official guide to the National Park
1. Means of access – accommodation – general charges, &c
2. Arrival at the Park – Sutherland – Koftus Heights and National Park Station
3. Audley – the public pavilion
4. Port Hacking River below the Dam – Port Hacking – fishing facilities, &c
5. The Port Hacking Marine Fish Hatchery
6. Wārumbūl
7. The Deer Park
8. The Port Hacking River above the Dam – Lady Carrington Bower – Kangaroo Creek
9. The mountain tracks and the Old Coast Road
10. Wattamolla – Curracurrang – Curracurrong – and Marley
11. The South-West Arm and Creek
12. Garie Road and Garie Beach
13. Lady Carrington Road
14. Lady Carrington Road (continued) – Dunbal Grove
15. Lady Carrington Road (continued) – Bola Creek
16. The Saddle – the Upper Causeway – Waterfall Road – Waterfall
17. The Illawarra Road – Heathcote
18. Aboriginal carvings, paintings and drawings
19. Conclusion


Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 9 mm
108 pages
Copyright: © 2012
ISBN: 9781920899899
Publication: 01 Nov 2012