The Hawkesbury river : a social and natural history /
|Author / Creator:||Boon, Paul I., author.|
|Imprint:||Clayton, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2017.|
|Description:||1 online resource|
|Subject:||Ecology -- Australia -- Hawkesbury River Region (N.S.W.)|
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology.
Hawkesbury River (N.S.W.) -- History.
Hawkesbury River (N.S.W.) -- Social conditions.
New South Wales -- Hawkesbury River.
New South Wales -- Hawkesbury River Region.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11757820|
Table of Contents:
- Cover ; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Conversions; Prologue
- the best hidden river in the world; 1 Geography
- physical and human; How to tackle this chapter; The Hawkesbury-Nepean River system; Where does the Hawkesbury start and end?; The Sydney Basin; The main-stem; The tributaries; Islands; Riverside townships; 2 Geology
- a skeleton of sandstone; Formation and stratigraphy of the Sydney Basin; Geological strata and the different soils they produced; Hawkesbury Sandstone; Geological evolution of the Hawkesbury; 3 How the Hawkesbury came to be an estuary; Estuaries and tides.
- What type of estuary is the Hawkesbury?Rising sea levels and the formation of the modern Hawkesbury; The importance of freshwater flows; 4 Hydrology
- floods, droughts and river regulation; Climate of the Hawkesbury region; Floods and droughts; Why is the Hawkesbury so flood-prone?; How is flood risk managed?; River regulation and water extraction; 5 The vexed matter of water quality; What is water quality?; Nutrients and sewage-treatment plants; Algal blooms: their origins and consequences; Toxicants; 6 Biota
- plants, animals and mythical creatures; Mangroves; Saltmarshes.
- Brackish-water swamps and marshesFreshwater wetlands; Seagrasses; Terrestrial vegetation of the catchment; Oysters; Fish and recreational angling; Mythical aquatic creatures; 7 Jewels in the crown
- the protected areas; A long-admired river; Different types of protected areas; Protected areas of the Hawkesbury catchment; Why have protected areas?; 8 An Aboriginal river; Aboriginal life on the Hawkesbury before British colonisation; Impacts of the first humans on the Hawkesbury and its catchment; 9 European discovery and early exploration; 1770: James Cook and Broken Bay.
- 1788: the establishment of the British colony in New South WalesThe first expeditions; Further exploration and mapping; 10 European occupation and exploitation; Early colonial occupation; Surveying the catchment; The Aboriginal cost; The spread of European-style agriculture; The built legacy of European occupation; European impacts on the Hawkesbury and its catchment; 11 Barrier I
- road and ferry crossings; A formidable barrier to transport; Colonial road access to and from the Hawkesbury; Crossing the lower Hawkesbury: Pacific Highway and Peats Ferry Bridge.
- Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and M3 bridgeCrossing the upper Hawkesbury: Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong Road Bridge and Bridge Street Bridge; Crossing the tributaries and other historical titbits; Crossings other than bridges: vehicular ferries; GUILTY, Death, aged 30: the remarkable life of Solomon Wiseman; 12 Barrier II
- railway crossings; The 1889 Brooklyn railway bridge; The 1946 replacement bridge; A railway line to the west: the Richmond-Kurrajong line; One peculiar type of barrier; 13 Conduit
- boats and shipping; Why was shipping so important?; Early shipping and ship-building.