On Track: Searching Out the Bundian Way

The next chapter in a series of free ‘Traveler’s Tales’ author talks will feature an epic bushwalking story, uncovering the history, country and rediscovery of a rare surviving ancient pathway used by Aboriginal people over thousands of years, the Bundian Way.

Author John Blay will present his book ‘On Track’ at the Leichhardt Library on Thursday 15 September at 6.30pm.

‘On Track’ tells the story of John’s long-distance search for the Bundian Way, a pathway between Mt Kosciuszko and Twofold Bay near Eden on the New South Wales far south coast.

The 360-kilometre route of the Bundian Way traverses some of the nation’s most remarkable landscapes, from the highest place on the continent to the ocean.

Now heritage-listed thanks to the work of John Blay and local Indigenous communities, the Bundian Way is one of the Australia’s great walks.

John Blay is a writer and naturalist. Since 2001, he has researched the South East Forests of NSW in association with local Aboriginal communities and is the Bundian Way Project Officer for Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council. He is the author of The Australian Native Plant Gardener’s Almanac, Back Country and Part of the Scenery.

With travel books proving popular amongst Leichhardt Library readers, this series of Traveler’s Tales talks has been organised to appeal to those readers interested in hearing more of the literary background to these works directly from these authors who have immersed themselves in a particular culture and place.

The talks have also been designed to appeal to those interested in literary travel and learning with the lure of journeys into the unknown the drawcard.

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