NOTICE

This webpage represents an early attempt to create subject and regional bibliographies of natural history, geology and geomorphology, together with listings of guidebooks - scientific, recreational and aesthetic - representing differing modes of engagement with the landscape of South Australia, from a non-indigenous perspective.

In future, the natural history part of this section of the 'Ground Truth' website will be re-organised using maps based on a biogeographical regional classification system. (The first map of this series has already been created.)

The geological material will be reorganised with an appropriate series of maps, yet to be created, showing the major geological regions of the State.

I welcome input from people on how this section may be further developed.

LANDSCAPE
AND
NATURAL HISTORY

OF

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

A set of bibliographies indexed by Topic & Region


CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

How  this list is organised.
GENERAL NATURAL HISTORY TOPICS

Statewide bibliographies; texts covering the whole of SA, and adjacent regions

Conservation || Fauna || Flora || Geology || Geomorphology

REGIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Natural history || Geological excursion guides

Walking and trail guides || Guides to National Parks

Landscape Art & Photographic Essays

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INTRODUCTION

A select bibliographic guide to the landscape, natural history and related topics of South Australia, arranged by subject and region. Many of these publications are still in print.

Titles marked with an asterisk (*) are available from:


Information SA, 77 Grenfell St., Adelaide 5000.

GENERAL NATURAL HISTORY TOPICS

CONSERVATION

Bolton, G.: Spoils and Spoilers: Australians make their environment, 1788-1980, George Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1981

Breckwoldt, R.: The Last Stand: managing Australia's remnant forests and woodlands, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1986

Buchanan, R.A.: Bush Regeneration - recovering Australian landscapes, TAFE Student Publications, NSW, 1989

Hall, : C.M.: Wasteland to World Heritage: preserving Australia's wilderness, Melbourne University Press, Carlton VIC, 1992

Heathcote, R.C.: Australia, 2nd Ed., Longman Scientific & Technical, 1994

Nance, C. & Speight, D.L.: A Land Transformed: environmental change in South Australia, Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, 1986

Walling, E.: Country Roads - the Australian roadside, Oxford University Press, 1952 (Reprinted Pioneer Design Studio, Lilydale, VIC, 1985)

Whitelock, D.: Conquest to Conservation: history of human impact on the South Australian environment, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 1985

FAUNA

Anderson, I.: My Bush Babies, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1979

Morrison, R.G.B.: A field guide to the tracks and traces of Australian animals, Rigby, 1981

Murray, R.: Living with wildlife - a comprehensive guide to encounters with our native animals, Reed, 1989

BIRDS

Eastman, W.: The Life of the Kookaburra and other Kingfishers, Angas & Robertson, 1970

Jackson, G.: Birds of Kangaroo Island, Islander Newspapers, Kangaroo Island SA, 1978

Morecomb, M.: The great Australian birdfinder, Lansdowne Press, 1986

Parry, V.A.: Kookaburras, Lansdowne Press, 1970

Pizzey, G.: The field guide to the birds of Australia, Angas & Robertson, 1997

Reilley, P.: Fairy Penguins - a brief life history with photographs, PBA, 1972

Reilley, P.: Penguins of the world, Oxford University Press, 1994

Rowley, I.: Behaviour and ecology of the Galah, Eolophus roseicapillus, in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia, Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Merton, NSW, 1990

Sparks, J. & Soper, T.: Penguins (2nd. Ed.), David & Charles, London, 1987

Stahel, C. & Gales, R.: Little Penguins - Fairy Penguins in Australia, NSW University Press, 1978

FISH

Hutchins, B. & Swainston, E.: Sea Fishes of Southern Australia, Swainston Publishing, Perth WA, 1986

Lake, J.S.: Freshwater Fish of the Murray-Darling River System - the native and introduced fish species, Government Printer, Sydney NSW

INVERTEBRATES

Hadlington, P.: Australian Termites and other common timber pests, NSW University Press, 1987

Matthews, E.G.: Insect Ecology, University of Queensland Press, 1976

Main, B.Y.: Spiders, Collins, 1976

Tisher, R.H.: Butterflies of SA, The Flora and Fauna of South Australia Handbooks Committee, 1978

Verkerk, R.: Building out termites - an Australian manual for environmentally responsible control, Pluto Press, Leichhardt NSW, 1990

MAMMALS

Augee, M. & Gooden, B.: Echidnas of Australia and New Guinea, NSW University Press, 1995

Corbett, L.: The Dingo in Australia & Asia, UNSW Press, Sydney, 1995

Grant, T.: The Platypus, NSW University Press, 1984

Hyett, J.: & Shaw, N.: Australian Mammals - a field guide for NSW, Vic, SA & Tas, Nelson, 1980

Reardon, T.B. & Flavel, S.C.: A Guide to the Bats of SA, SA Museum & Field Naturalists Society of SA, 1991

Triggs, B.: Mammal Tracks and Signs - a field guide for South Eastern Australia, Oxford University Press, 1984

Triggs, B.: The Wombat - common wombats in Australia, NSW University Press, 1988

Troughton, E.: Furred Animals of Australia (8th Ed.), Angas & Robertson, 1985

REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS

Heatwole, H.: Reptile Ecology, University of Queensland Press, 1976

Heatwole, H.F & Taylor, J.: Ecology of Reptiles, Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd, Chipping Norton, NSW, 1987

Houston, T.F.: Dragon Lizards & Goannas of SA, SA Museum, 1976

Tyler, M.J.: Frogs, Collins, 1976

Tyler, M.J.: Frogs of South Australia (2nd. Ed.), SA Museum, 1977

Schwaner, T.D.: Snakes in South Australia - a species list and overview, (revised, M. Hutchinson) SA Museum, 1996

Waite, E.R.: The Reptiles & Amphibians of South Australia, Handbooks Committee of the South Australian branch of the British Science Guild, Adelaide, 1929; (reprinted: Society for the Study of Amphibians & Reptiles, Adelaide, 1993)

FLORA

Bates, R.J. & Weber, J.Z.: Orchids of South Australia, The Flora and Fauna of South Australia Handbooks Committee, 1990

Bushman, W.: Wirra - the bush that was Adelaide, The Nature Conservation Society of SA Inc, 1986

Christenson, I.G., Clayton, M.N. & Allenden, B.M. (Eds.): Seaweeds of Australia, Reed, Sydney, 1981

Cribb, A.B. & Cribb, J.W.: Useful wild plants in Australia, Collins, 1981

Lamp, C.A., Forbes, S.J. & Cade, J.W.: Grasses of temperate Australia - a field guide, Inkata Press, Melbourne 1990

McCann, I.R.: The Mallee in Flower, The Victorian National Parks Association, 1989

*Nicolle, D.: Eucalypts of South Australia, PBA, 156 Pimpala Rd, Morphett Vale, SA 5162, 1997

Saddler, M & Gemmell, N.: Gum trees in SA, Investigator Press, 1969

Wallace, H.R.: The ecology of the forests and woodlands of South Australia, The Flora and Fauna of South Australia Handbooks Committee, 1986

Davies, R. J.-P.: The Conservation of Major Plant Associations in South Australia, Conservation Council of SA, Adelaide, 1982

Davies, R. J.-P.: Surviving Examples of South Australia's Most Threatened Plant Associations, Conservation Council of SA, Adelaide, 1983

Davies, R. J.-P.: Threatened Plant Species of the Mount Lofty Ranges and Kangaroo Island Regions of South Australia, Conservation Council of SA, Adelaide, 1986

Davies, R. J.-P.: Gammon Ranges National Park - Vegetation Monitoring and Rare and Threatened Plant Species Survey, 1987, Nature Conservation Society of SA Inc, Adelaide, 1990

Davies, R. J.-P.: Threatened Plant Species of the Murray Mallee, Mount Lofty Ranges and Kangaroo Island Regions of South Australia, Conservation Council of SA, Adelaide, 1992

Davies, R. J.-P.: Threatened Plant Species Management in the Arid Pastoral Zone of South Australia, Pastoral Management Board, Dept of Environment & Natural Resources, Adelaide, 1995

Davies, R. J.-P.: Threatened Plant Species Management in National Parks & Wildlife Act Reserves in South Australia, Black Hill Flora Centre, Adelaide, 1995

Davies, R. J.-P.: Weed Management in Temperate Native Grasslands and Box Grassy Woodlands in South Australia, Black Hill Flora Centre, Adelaide, 1997

Davies, R.: Threatened Plant Species on Roadsides: Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Resource Management Branch, Dept of Environment & Natural Resources, Adelaide, 1997

Davies, R. & Overton, B.: The Management of KI Narrow-Leaved Mallee - Kingscote Mallee Plant Communities on Kangaroo Island, Kangaroo Island Mallee Project Steering Committee, Kingscote, 1998

GEOLOGY

Alderman, A.R.: Southern Aspect - An Introductory View of South Australian Geology, SA Museum, Adelaide, 1973

GEOMORPHOLOGY

Twidale, C.R. & Campbell, E.M.: Australian Landforms: Structure, Process and Time, Gleneagles Publishing, Adelaide, 1993

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NATURAL HAZARDS

BUSHFIRES




REGIONAL NATURAL HISTORY GUIDES

THE CENTRAL GULFS REGION

Corbett, D.W.P. [Ed.]: Yorke Peninsula, a Natural History, Dept of Adult Education Publication No. 36, University of Adelaide, 1973

Corbett, D.W.P. & Whitelock, D.[Eds.]: Aspects of the History and Natural History of the Adelaide Hills, Dept of Adult Education Publication No. 55, University of Adelaide, 1973

*Kraehenbuehl, D.N.: Pre-European Vegetation of Adelaide: A Survey from the Gawler River to Hallett Cove, Nature Conservation Society of SA Inc, Adelaide 1996

Prescott, A.: It's Blue with Five Petals - wildflowers of the Adelaide region, PBA, 1988

It's Blue with Five Petals - wildflowers of Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu Peninsula, Ann Prescott & Associates Pty Ltd, 1995

*Twidale, C.R. , Tyler, M.J. & Webb, B.P. [Eds.]: Natural History of the Adelaide Region,
Royal Society of South Australia Inc, 1976

*Tyler, M.J. , Twidale, C.R. & Ling, J.K. [Eds.]: Natural History of Kangaroo Island,
Royal Society of SA Inc, 1979

EYRE PENINSULA & THE WEST COAST

*Twidale, C.R., Tyler, M.J. & Davies, M. [Eds.]: Natural History of Eyre Peninsula, Royal Society of SA Inc, 1985

THE NORTH

*Anon.: Field Guide to the common plants of the Cooper Basin - SA & Qld, [3rd Edn.] Santos Ltd, Adelaide, 1997

*Badman, F.J., Arnold, B.K. & Bell, S.L. [Eds.]: A Natural History of the Lake Eyre Region, The SA National Parks & Wildlife Service's Northern Consultative Committee, 1991

Baker, L. (Comp.): Mingkiri - a natural history of Uluru by the Mutitjulu Community, IAD Press, Alice Springs, NT, 1996

Blombery, A.M.: The Living Centre of Australia, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW 1985

Corbett, D.W.P. [Ed.]: The Natural History of the Flinders Ranges, Libraries Board of SA, 1969

*Davies, M., Twidale, C.R., & Tyler, M.J., [Eds.]: Natural History of the Flinders Ranges, Royal Society of SA Inc, 1996

*Medlin, G.C.: Field Guide to Chambers Gorge, SA Museum, Adelaide, 1993

*Shephard, M.: The Simpson Desert, Natural History and Human Endeavour, The Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (SA Branch) Inc & Giles Publications, Adelaide, 1992

*Shephard, M.: The Great Victoria Desert, Reed, 1995

Sprigg, R.C.: Arkaroola - Mount Painter in the Northern Flinders Ranges, SA: the last billion years, Arkaroola Pty Ltd, 1989

*Tyler, M.J., Twidale, C.R., Davies, M. & Wells, C.B. [Eds.]: Natural History of the Northeast Deserts, Royal Society of SA Inc, 1983

van Osterzee, P.: A Field Guide to Central Australia, Reed Books, 1995

THE RIVERLAND

*Cowling, S. & Savin, D.: Mallee Country Wildlife - The nature of the lower Murray-Darling Basin, Gould League & Vic Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources, 1993

THE SOUTHEAST

Gilbertson, D.D. & Foale, M.R.: The Southern Coorong and Lower Younghusband Peninsula of South Australia, The Nature Conservation Society of SA Inc, 1977

Noye, J. (Ed.): The Coorong, Dept of Adult Education Publication No. 39, University of Adelaide, 1974 (Revised 1975)

*Tyler, M.J., Twidale, C.R., Ling, J.K. & Holmes, J.W. [Eds.]: Natural History of the Southeast, Royal Society of SA Inc, 1983

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GEOLOGICAL EXCURSION GUIDES

THE CENTRAL GULFS REGION

Anon.: Geology and Scenery of the South Coast of South Australia, from Victor Harbor to the Murray Mouth, Dept of Adult Education Publication No. 10, University of Adelaide, 1967

*Anon.: A field guide to the Geology of Yorke Peninsula, Field Geology Club of SA Inc, 1976

*Anon.: A field guide to the Coastal Geology of Fleurieu Peninsula, Field Geology Club of SA Inc, 1986

Cooper, H.M., Kenny, M. & Scrymgour, J.M.: Hallett Cove - A Field Guide, SA Museum, Adelaide, 1970

Talbot, J.L. & Nesbitt, R.W.: Geological Excursions in the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Fleurieu Peninsula, Angus and Robertson, 1968

EYRE PENINSULA & THE WEST COAST

Twidale, C.R., Campbell, E.M. & Foale, M.R.: Ucontitchie Hill, R. & M. Schmucker, 1985

THE NORTH

THE RIVERLAND

THE SOUTHEAST

BORDERLANDS

Bird, E.C.: The coast of Victoria: the shaping of scenery, Melbourne University Press, 1993

Thompson, R.B.: A guide to the geology and landforms of Central Australia, The Government Printing Office of the Northern Territory for the NT Geological Survey, 1991

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WALKING & TRAIL GUIDES

Whitelock, D. & Lavender, T.: Strolling South Australia, Bookends Books, Unley SA, 1999

THE CENTRAL GULFS REGION

Barker, S. & Ward, B. (Eds.): Explore the Barossa, SA Government Printer, 1991

Kelly, P.P.: Walking the Kangaroo Island Coastline, Islander Newspapers, Kingscote Kangaroo Island, 1979

Lavender, T., Corbett, D. & Whitelock, D. [Eds.]: The Heysen Trail - Encounter Bay to the Barossa Valley - A Walker's Guide, The Government Printing Division, SA, 1982

EYRE PENINSULA & THE WEST COAST

THE NORTH

*Barker, S., McCaskill, M. & Ward, B.: Explore the Flinders Ranges, The Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (SA Branch) Inc & Giles Publications, Adelaide, 1993(?)

*Heard, A.: Gammon Ranges and Arkaroola Sanctuary - a walking guide to the Northern Flinders Ranges, State Publishing, SA, 1990

Lavender, T & Corbett, D. [Eds.]: The Heysen Trail - Parachilna to Hawker - A Walker's Guide, Dept of Recreation & Sport, SA, 1987

THE RIVERLAND

THE SOUTHEAST

Machar, R.: Robe to Adelaide, Coastwalk Australia, Ferntree Gully, Vic., 1992

oghill, J.: Jeff Toghill's Guide to the Australian Coastline: 3. South Coast, Hodder & Stoughton (Aust) P/L, 1987

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GUIDES TO NATIONAL PARKS

Fox, A.: Centenary Field Guide of Major Parks and Reserves of South Australia, National Parks & Wildlife Service, SA Dept of Environment & Planning, 1991

THE CENTRAL GULFS REGION

Wollaston, E.M. [Ed.]: The Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park, The Nature Conservation Society of SA Inc, 1989

EYRE PENINSULA & THE WEST COAST

THE NORTH

THE RIVERLAND

THE SOUTHEAST

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LANDSCAPE ART &

PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAYS

The rugged beauty of South Australia's remote regions has inspired many amateur naturalists, writers, artists and photographers ...

ARTISTS

Appleyard, R.: Fargher, B. & Radford, R.: S.T. Gill - the South Australian Years 1839-1852, Art Gallery of SA, 1986

Carroll, A. & Tregenza, J.: Eugene von Guérard's South Australia: drawings, paintings and lithographs from journeys in South Australia in 1855 and 1857, Art Gallery Board of SA, 1980

Elder, D.: Art of William Light, Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1987

Heysen, D. & Thiele, C.: Hans Heysen Masterpieces, Rigby, 1977

Tregenza, J.: George French Angas, Artist, Traveller and Naturalist 1822-1886, Art Gallery Board of SA & History Trust of SA, 1980

THE CENTRAL GULFS REGION

Dyster, T. & Raymond, M.: By castle, cottage and chimney through the Adelaide Hills, PBA, 1997

Hylton, J.: The Painted Coast - views of the Fleurieu Peninsula south of Adelaide, Art Gallery of SA, 1998

Klepec, L.: Horace Trennery, Art Gallery of SA, 1970

McKelvey, M.: Kangaroo Island, Rigby, 1975

EYRE PENINSULA & THE WEST COAST

Thiele, C. & McKelvey, M.: The Bight, Rigby, 1976

THE NORTH

Dobré, P.: The Cooper Creek in Outback SA, P Dobré 's Oz Scapes, Happy Valley SA, 1984

Jarver, P.: The Heart of Australia, Thunderhead Publishing, Darwin 1990

Klix, F.: Flinders Ranges Landscapes, Rigby 1970

Knowles, P.: Australia's Wild Heart, Rigby, 1972

Pearce, N.: Homesteads of the Stony Desert, Rigby, 1978

*Pippos, S.: Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Endeavour Publishing, Adelaide, 1993

*Stoecker, B.: Flinders Ranges - an Australian aura, SA Government Printer, 1987

Thiele, C. & McKelvey, M.: Range without man - the North Flinders, Rigby, 1974

THE RIVERLAND

THE SOUTHEAST

Ingpen, R.: Robe - a portrait of the past, Rigby, 1975

Steer, R.: The Coorong, South Australia, State Publishing, SA, 1990

Thiele, C. & Leslie, B.: Coorong, Wakefield Press, 1986

BORDERLANDS

Bruce, C.: Eugen von Guérard, Art Gallery Directors Council, 1980

Gold, H. & Rigby, F.: The Macdonnell Ranges, Rigby, 1973

Knowles, P.: The Whirlwind Country, Paul Hamlyn, 1969

Roff, D.: Ayers Rock and The Olgas, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1979

Thiele, C. & Burt, J.: The Little Desert, Rigby, 1975

Walling, E.: Country Roads - the Australian roadside, Oxford University Press, 1952
(Reprinted Pioneer Design Studio, Lilydale, VIC, 1985)

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THE CENTRAL GULFS REGION

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THE NORTH

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