Blue Mountains Dreaming 2nd edition
Education & Research Trust Blue Mountain
In 1788 the Aborigines of the
Blue Mountains had had no contact with Europeans; within 30 years their traditional way of life had been irrevocably changed.
Of the generations of new Mountains dwellers who followed, few appreciated the Aboriginal heritage of the region, even though evidence of their presence was known from the
and the adjacent escarpment. Nepean River
Increasingly however, widespread discoveries of art sites, occupation sites, stone tools, axe-grinding grooves and stone arrangements, research into the journals and
early writings of European explorers and settlers, and the compilation of oral histories, are providing a rich, if incomplete, account of the traditional lifestyles
and environment of the Gundungurra and Darug people of the
This second edition has new chapters written by experts in their fields and gathers together the latest research and information about the original inhabitants of the
Blue Mountains. It provides a fascinating account of histories, languages, legends and European contact and serves as a model for regional studies elsewhere.
Available from Megalong Books, Leura http://www.megalongbooks.com/ for $35.00 rrp