Victoria’s Alps

Victoria’s Alps: An Australian Endangered Heritage, 1983

Soft cover book. 104 pages. Size 21 x 28 x 0.6 cm. Published by the Australian Conservation Foundation & William Collins Pty Ltd, Melbourne & Sydney, 1983. ISBN 0002172941. Out of print. In the year of its publication the production was honoured with a ‘High Commendation’ in the Federation of Australian Writers, ‘C.J. Dennis’ Awards for Natural History Writing,

Commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation, Victoria’s Alps argued the case for protecting the Victorian segment of the Australian high country – the ‘Victorian Alps’ – in a contiguous national park linked to the existing Kosciuszko National Park in NSW. The text is accompanied by photographs by the author and other photographers including Clyde O’Donnell, Jutta Hosel, Henry Gold, Geoff Parr, Bruce Rigby and David Tatnall. The volume was part of a decades-long campaign by the conservation movement culminating in the declaration of a 646,000 hectare Alpine National Park by the then state government on June 6, 1989.