After 7 years in the making, Maroochy Waterwatch Inc in partnership with Mike Middleton and Kate O'Reilly and with support from Sunshine Coast Regional Council's Maroochy River Recovery Project, proudly launches Our Maroochy coffee table book.
The book is a compilation of breathtaking imagery of the Maroochy River from the headwaters to the mouth, presenting the river as sacred and sublime, used and abused, and a much loved treasure for residents and visitors of the Sunshine Coast.
Cerran Fawns, coordinator of Maroochy Waterwatch said, "This is the first time the Maroochy River has been showcased as a coffee table book. We live in the most beautiful part of the world and to have the river professionally photographed and published is fantastic".
The images in the book have either been taken from the river or have the river in them, which makes the book so unique.
Photographer Mike Middleton said, "I have a special connection with the river having lived by it for more than 7 years. Capturing the various moods has been challenging, particularly the freezing 5am winter shots. It has all been worth it though when you see the quality of the photographs and the book ".
The book has been compiled by themes, ranging from the various moods, the headwaters, the aerial, floods, history, animals and uses. There is also educational information of the history of the river and the indigenous dreamtime story.
Fellow photographer and graphic designer, Kate O'Reilly, also contributed to the book. She adds,"I love the way the Maroochy River meanders through the cane fields. Some of the views are absolutely breathtaking!" She recommends that you take a trip down the River and have a look for yourself."
The book has also been supported by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. John Williams, Sunshine Coast Regional Council's Maroochy River Recovery Project Coordinator said, "This visual celebration of one of the Sunshine Coast's most valuable natural assets will encourage residents and visitors alike to get to know their River a little better. The Maroochy River is one of a network of major Sunshine Coast waterways that are vital to the prosperity and quality of life of the regional community. This book will go a long way to helping us all to value, understand and protect them".
Boolarong Press have published the book and will be distributing the book in bookshops throughout Australia. Alternatively, the book is available from Maroochy Waterwatch on 54764777 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $74.95.
By buying the book, you can express your concern for the River and help support Maroochy Waterwatch to improve and protect the values of the Maroochy River. The Book Launch will be held on Thursday 14th May at 6pm at Berkelouw Books, Memorial Dr, Eumundi.
Downloadable: "Our Maroochy Launch" Invitation
Maroochy Waterwatch, Mike Middleton and Kate O'Reilly would like to invite you and your family to attend the book launch of Our Maroochy.
Thursday 14th May at 6pm at Berkelouw Books,
87 Memorial Dr, Eumundi.
RSVP to Maroochy Waterwatch on 54764777
Boolarong Press celebrates 30 years in publishing with a beautifully photographed book of the Maroochy River, Our Maroochy. We are proud to publish this book as it follows our previous book, Making Maroochy by Helen Gregory published in 1991. Boolarong has published significant art works by Rex Backhaus-Smith, Kenneth Bowen, Kenneth Jack and others books of historical significance are a particular interest of ours. Books such as The Goondiwindi Story, Brisbane the First 30 Years, Historic Homes of Brisbane, and many others have been published by Boolarong over the last 30 years. We continue to encourage all aspiring authors in Queensland to publish their stories to ensure history is preserved.
Berkelouw Books, Eumundi
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