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More precious than gold : an illustrated history of water in New South Wales / Kevin Jeffcoat
Bib ID 419512
Format BookBook
Author
Jeffcoat, Kevin
 
Description Sydney : Dept. of Water Resources in association with Kangaroo Press, 1988 
180 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 086417201X
Summary

Illustrated history of water in New South Wales. Initial chapter entitled "Aborigines and Water" (pp.9-25) discusses : Dreamtime Rainbow Serpent and Great Spirit legends relating to the origin of water in the landscape ; stone fish traps ; canoes and canoe trees.

Notes

Includes index.

Produced ... with the assistance of a special grant from the N.S.W. Government Bicentennial Secretariat.

Subjects Water resources development -- New South Wales -- History.  |  Stories and motifs - Baiame.  |  Stories and motifs - Rainbow serpent.  |  Culture - Relationship to place.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Fishing - Fish traps.  |  Stories and motifs - Water sources.  |  Sites - Scarred trees - Canoe trees.  |  Weereewaa / Lake George (S NSW SI55-12)  |  Boobera Lagoon (N NSW SH56-01)  |  New South Wales (NSW)  |  Barwon River (N NSW SH55)
Other authors/contributors New South Wales. Department of Water Resources

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