When Bob Brown gave his home in Liffey (Tasmania) to Bush Heritage Australia he had no idea that it would be the start of a movement. Now, a number of beautiful places have become safe havens for Australia's wild places. In Green Nomads, Bob takes us on a journey across Australia, visiting Bush Heritage sites and sharing the beauty and diversity they represent.
After 16 years in the Senate, Bob was looking forward to his retirement, and travel adventures with his partner, Paul. One of their goals was to visit some of the million hectares owned and managed by Bush Heritage Australia. Green Nomads is the photographic record of the 19 000-kilometre journey they undertook. shares Bob and Paul's adventures – camping by billabongs, climbing over ancient rock formations and revelling in the beauty of the natural universe.
From the rugged coastlines, meandering rivers and incredible lakes, to the leafy forests, dusty deserts and staggering ravines, Bob's intoxicating landscapes capture the true spirit of Australia. The photography is ethereal yet familiar, calming yet powerful and paired with Bob's personal and insightful anecdotes, there is not doubt that this green nomad shares something special of our homeland. Interspersed with close-ups of the wildlife and endangered habitats, Green Nomads is the perfect tribute to the beauty and bounty of our Great Southernland and the thousands of Australians whose love of country compels them to work to protect our unique environment.
Bob Brown was appointed director of the Tasmanian Wilderness Society in 1978 and led the campaign to prevent the construction of the Franklin Dam. In 1983 he became a member of Tasmania's parliament and in 1992 he became a founding member of the Australian Greens. In 1996 he was elected to the Australian Senate and in following years he led the Australian Greens . He resigned from the Senate in 2012. His bestselling autobiographical book Optimism was published in 2014. Bob Brown lives in Tasmania with his partner Paul, and continues to remain at the forefront of the movement to protect Australia's natural environment through the Bob Brown Foundation.
Author: Bob Brown