Gone to Rottnest
This book tells the story of an island that has iconic status for Western Australians, tracing its transformation from a place of imprisonment to a favorite holiday destination. Trea Wiltshire celebrates the natural history and simple pleasures of the island - biking and walking, swimming, surfing and snorkeling, diving, and bird-watching. She introduces potential visitors to the birds that will share their stretch of beach, the vegetation they will ride through when exploring the island, the fish they may catch, and the migrating whales and playful dolphins of the Indian Ocean. The book raises awareness of a fragile environment and the challenges it faces, and strengthens the cause of those who work to preserve a unique island that has always been valued for its relaxed atmosphere and unspoiled simplicity.
Publication Date: 11/1/2004