Green Nomads: Wild Places
Green Nomads Wild Places
Bob Brown and Paul Thomas
Visit some of the most remote and beautiful places of south and west Australia in 'Green Nomads Wild Places', Bob Brown and partner Paul Thomas’s three-month adventure across Australia.
This is a photographic and written record of a journey that took them first by yacht and then by road along the coasts and by-ways of southern Australia. They floated in hidden harbours and on ancient rivers, climbed over age-old rock formations, and camped at isolated Bush Heritage Australia properties, revelling in the beauty of the natural universe. Bob Brown and Paul Thomas remind us how extraordinary and diverse is our natural world.
'Green Nomads Wild Places' is a superb companion to 'Green Nomads', the book of their first 19 000 kilometre journey inland through eastern Australia, which followed Bob’s retirement after 16 years in the Senate.
About the Authors:
Bob Brown was elected to the Australian Senate in 1996. His resignation as leader of the Australian Greens in 2012 marked his Senate retirement. Bob was involved in establishing the Wilderness Society (1976), Bush Heritage Australia (1990), the Australian Greens (1992) and the Bob Brown Foundation (2012). The foundation promotes action for Earth’s environment, includingTasmania’s wild and threatened Tarkine wilderness. His books include Lake Pedder, Earth, his bestselling memoir Optimism, and Green Nomads.
Paul Thomas, who is a farmer, has been a jackeroo, local sportsman, community worker, social activist, environmentalist and art curator. He served two terms as a Greens councillor on the Huon Valley Council (1996–2002). Paul and Bob got together in 1996 and Bob describes Paul as ‘the rock’. On their ‘green nomad’ journeys, while Bob is busy with his camera and navigation, Paul is the main driver, campsite supervisor and chef-in-chief. His farm overlooks Randalls Bay in southern Tasmania.
Dimensions: H 24.3cm x W 20.3cm
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Publication Date: 2018
Number of Pages: 240