September 24 - October 7, 2017: Issue 331
Old Books: September 2017 - read in full here: online!
Diary of ten years eventful life of an early settler in Western Australia; and also A descriptive vocabulary of the language of the aborigines by George Fletcher Moore, Published 1884
Clever Criminals, Or, Recollections Of Botany Bay By John Lang, 1816-1864; James H. Graff, , Published 1870
Journeys Into The Wild: The Photography Of Peter DombrovskisIntroduction and commentary by Bob Brown
While many photographers experiment with many different genres and subjects throughout their careers, Peter Dombrovskis remained faithful to his first love of wilderness photography.
Dombrovskis' images of the Tasmanian wilderness were instrumental in changing the way Australians think about their environment. In 2009, the Library acquired his archive of over 3,000 transparencies from his widow Liz Dombrovskis, who wished for the collection to go to a major cultural institution where it would be preserved and made accessible for future generations.
We are proud to present the first major exhibition of his life's work in Australia, featuring over 70 of his most powerful, unique and reflective images.
Dombrovskis: Journeys into the Wild opens on Thursday 21 September.
Join the Friends for a special exhibition preview on Tuesday 19 September, with an introductory lecture by former Australian Greens leader Dr Bob Brown.
"Journeys into the Wild" is a poetic escape to a fragile and breathtaking wilderness, with celebrated photographer Peter Dombrovskis as our guide. In 2003, Dombrovskis was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame, the first Australian and one of only 77 people to be accorded this honour worldwide.
Bob Brown and Peter Dombrovskis forged their friendship in the battle to save the Gordon and Franklin rivers. During the campaign, Peter would take one of the most famous photographs in Australian history, "Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend, Franklin River". In this book, Brown introduces Dombrovskis' work and provides commentary on some of his favourite images, reproduced here in full colour with stunning clarity.
From sweeping vistas of Tasmania to close-ups of a leaf's skeleton or a spider's web, these photographs are at once a paean to the wild and a plea to conserve it for future generations.
Author: Introduction and commentary by Brown, Bob
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 01 September 2017
Bind Format: Hardback
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: This item is in stock and will be dispatched immediately. Purchase online here
Dampier, The Dutch and the Great South Land
For the Love of Grace - The Next Generation
NLA Ebooks - Free to download
Children's Storytime at Mona Vale Library
Mona Vale Library offers storytime for pre-school children every week during school terms. Children and their carers come and participate in a fun sing-a-long with our story teller as well as listen to several stories in each session, followed by some craft. Storytime is held in the Pelican Room of the library in front of the service desk. Storytime is free and no bookings are required. Storytime Sessions
Tuesdays 10.00am - 11.00am
Wednesdays 10.00am - 11.00am
Thursdays 10.00am - 11.00am
Seeing Saltwater Country
By SALLY MAYMAN And DALE KENTWELL
The Meaning Of Cricket
Green Wing Press - The Red Light of Palm Beach
It is with great joy, and at least one small leap into the air, that we announce the launch of Green Wing Press Pty. Ltd, the hard copy publishing arm of which Pittwater Online News is now a subsidiary.
To commence this 'branch' of our ever expanding passion to create and share permanent records of our stories, we have the very great privilege of announcing the first book we will sell is Jervis Sparks's'The Red Light Of Palm Beach'.
Bridget and Jervis are doing well in Queensland and we know a lot here miss them. We will bring you more news soon... Jervis has kindly consented to allowing us to run a Profile on him in October and there is a lot to talk of there !
Copies may be purchased for a minuscule $25.00 by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and providing your details. Please put 'Red Light of Palm Beach' in your subject heading and provide details of a delivery or postage address. Once payment is confirmed you will own your own copy of this great book. You can also post a cheque/money order to the office; 724 Barrenjoey Road, Avalon, 2017, if this works better for you.
UPDATE: We have placed some copies of The Red Light Of Palm Beach at Barrenjoey Boating Services, at The Boat House, Palm Beach where you can buy them after a yummy breakfast or lunch.