'The Magic Of Australia' is a compilation of all those things that make this vibrant land the exciting and magic country it is. In over 370 photographs Geoff Higgins and Ken Stepnell show the incredible varieties that make up the Australian landscape: the rugged natural beauty of the bush and the deserts, the grandeur of the mountain ranges, and the unique qualities of the man-made structures.
Familiar icons such as the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne trams are covered, as well as lesser known but equally interesting and uniquely Australian sights. Added to this is a text by Bruce Elder describing the growth of the nation since before the first European settlement in 1788. Coloured engravings and historic photographs accompany this narrative.
A fascinating added feature is a series of double page information boxes entitled 'The March Of Time' which show in words and pictures the major events that shaped the nation during the last two hundred plus years. Maps, lists of annual events and places of interest in each state provide an excellent guide and demonstrate the rich diversity of activities which make Australia so fascinating to tourists from within and without the country.
If you plan to tour the country, to show our country to others, or to learn more about this exciting land 'The Magic Of Australia' is the ideal companion.