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Perfumed pineries: environmental history of Australia's Callitris forests

dc.contributor.editorDargavel, John
dc.contributor.editorHart, Diane
dc.contributor.editorLibbis, Brenda
dc.identifier.citationDargavel, J., Hart, D. & Libbis, B. (Eds.) (2001). Perfumed pineries: environmental history of Australia's Callitris forests. Australian Forest History Series. Canberra, ACT: Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, the Australian National University in association with Australian Forest History Society Inc. and Department of Physical Geography, Macquarie University
dc.identifier.isbn086740 524 4
dc.description.abstractThe perfumed pineries have survived heat, aridity and cold in Australia for at least a million years. They range from semi-arid scrublands to tropical woodlands. The first people named the trees: munlarru, marung, marinhi, pimba or binba, gurraay, jinchilla, karapaarr and puratharr, kulilypuru or kuli, kamtirrikani, and more, each particular to people and place. European settiers called them pine: Oyster Bay, Port Macquarie, Murray River, white, black and several more. Botanists placed them in a genus they first called Frenela. Now it is Callitris with fifteen species spread across Australia and two in New Caledonia. They yield termite-resistant timber for houses, fences, poles or mines. They produce blue and green oils for aromatherapy and a resin whose collection, we think, once prompted the famous forester, Harold Swain, to call them the 'perfumed pineries' of our tide. Their greatest forest is the Pilliga of New South Wales—A Million Wild Acres to the many readers of Eric Rolls' evocative history.
dc.format224 pages
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT : Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies (CRES), The Australian National University
dc.publisherAustralia : Australian Forest History Society
dc.publisherNorth Ryde, NSW : Department of Physical Geography, Macquarie University.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAustralian Forest History Series
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dc.titlePerfumed pineries: environmental history of Australia's Callitris forests
dc.rights.holderThe publication is the copyright of the Fenner School of Environment and Society and may not be reproduced without the permission of the publisher.
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dc.description.tableofcontents1. Palynology of the perfumed pineries of arid South Australia / Jon Luly, page 1. 2. Callitris and the botanists / Sybil Jack, page 9. 3. A history of the wood anatomy of Callitris / Roger Heady, page 20. 4. Dendrochronology of Australian cypress pines / John Banks and Ian Pulsford, page 30. 5. A new technique in dendroecology using Callitris / Mathew Searson and Stuart Pearson, page 39. 6. Identifying a white pine-ironbark community from phytoliths / Diane M. Hart, page 48. 7. Assessing changes in cypress pine forests from old stumps / Ian Lunt, David Parker and Wayne Robinson, page 56. 8. Stump count analysis of the pre-European Pilliga forests / David Paull, page 63. 9. Soil, vegetation and landform in Pilliga East State Forest / Geoff Huffiphreys, Elizabeth Norris, Paul Hesse, Diane Hart, Peter Mitchell, Peter Walsh and Russell Field, page 71. 10. Pilliga landscapes, Quaternary environment and geomorphology / Paul Hesse and Geoff Humphreys, page 79. 11. Litterfall and decomposition in a white pine-ironbark community / Diane M. Hart, page 88. 12. Koala populations in the Pilliga forests / Rod Kavanagh and Elizabeth Barrott, page 93. 13. Floristic patterns in the Pilliga / Doug Binns and Doug Beckers, page 104. 14. The 'frontier': Callitris intratropica and landscape change / David Bowman, page 111. 15. Perfumed pine and the pioneers / Bob McKillop, page 117. 16. Recent disturbances to Callitris forests in Southern Queensland / Mark Harris and David Lamb, page 125. 17. Management plans for cypress forests / John Dargavel and Margaret Kowald, page 136. 18. Calculating sustained yields in New South Wales cypress forests, 1915 to 1951 / Andrew Deane, page 150. 19. A vanishing presence: Queensland forest heritage / David Cameron, page 159. 20. Disturbance history mapping in New South Wales / Pauline Curby, Michael O'Neill, Rhondda O'Neill and Patrick Tap, page 167. 21. Regulating Callitris populations: a tale of two pineries / James C. Noble, page 173. 22. The writing of A Million Wild Acres / Tom Griffiths, page 184. 23. Perfumed pines: the exploited and the exploiter / Eric Rolls, page 195.
dc.provenanceThe Australian Foresty History Series has been digitally published here due to popular demand as the books are no longer published in hardcopy. Permission given by Director, Fenner School of Environment and Society (formerly Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies) for the ANU Research Open Access repository to deposit this series and make it publicly available - from email of Director, Fenner School of Environment and Society, dated 4/12/12.
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