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Conducting a journey through Australia’s heartland, this narrative follows the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin, recounting the author’s experiences, impressions, and, above all, stories of the people he encountered along the way. Punctuated with laughter, sadness, and reflection, this journey looks past the daily news reports to reveal the true impact the drying rivers have on the people who live along their shores and on the country as a whole. Vivid in its portrayal, this tale leaves a lingering sense of nostalgia for an Australia that may be fading away forever.
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Chris Hammer is a journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He is a former senior journalist for the Age, chief political correspondent for the Bulletin, and reporter for SBS TV's flagship current affairs program, Dateline.Review:
"A moving and sadly accurate description of Australia's greatest river system." Age
"Timely and revealing . . . an immensely readable travelogue, reveling in the rich heritage and character of the Australian bush." —Bookseller + Publisher
"Skillfully weaving together issues, history, anecdote and personal experience, this book is poignant, urgent environmental writing at its best." Better Homes and Gardens
"Looks past the daily news reports and their sterile statistics, revealing the true impact of our rivers decline on the people who live along their shores and on the country as a whole." Campus Review
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Book Description Melbourne University Publishing, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0522857361