wonderfully evocative book is an eloquent celebration of the
unique beauty of Noosa National Park in coastal south-east
Queensland. For Rosemary Allan, photographer and writer,
three years spent photographing the Park in all weathers and
seasons was a labour of love.
In a matchless blend of pictures and words she captures the
very essence of this rugged headland, so compact in size yet
so crammed with splendour. ‘Walk with me now in
companionable wilderness,’ invites the author and takes the
reader on a journey of discovery over convoluted rocks to
sandy crescents and water of startling clarity; across rocky
headlands to the crashing of waves and awesome ramparts at
Hell’s Gates; up into the high heathland, ‘seared by the
sun, trammelled by the wild salt wind’, to share in the
unexpected glory of its spring flowering; into serene
woodland glades and the sacred calm of the rainforest.
Spirit of Noosa is a passionate and lyrical exploration of
what wilderness means to us, and a plea for it’s survival.
‘Love this – love all the wild earth, for we are its breath,
its tides ride in our veins – our fates inseparable.’
‘Rosemary Allan is a poet with the
camera as well as with the pen. Her book is not just another
tourist brochure type of publication…it is a sensitive,
detailed study of a place she has recorded with love and
understanding….with the publication of this beautiful book,
visitors will be able to view with new perception this
unique area…it is a voice for the environment and an
invaluable guide for locals and visitors alike.’
Nancy Cato, author of 'The Noosa Story'