Monday, August 16, 2010

Rugged Beyond Imagination

National Museum of Australia Senior Curator Matthew Higgins has been researching, writing about, talking about, walking and skiing the Australian high country for two decades.

While many books have been written on the New South Wales and Victorian alps, few have focused on the ACT high country.

Rugged Beyond Imagination focuses on the Namadgi-Tidbinbilla area. It also covers other places in the ACT and NSW, which have a historical relationship to the core area, including parts of Kosciuszko National Park. Matthew draws on dozens of oral history interviews he has conducted since the late 1980s, using the prism of individual experience to help to tell a broader story.
Listen to Matthew Higgins today on Bush Telegraph at 11am.

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