Fences of Australia
From stone to post and rail, from the utilitarian to the sculptural, a wellbuilt fence is a thing of beauty and a monument to workmanship. These practical but symbolic structures are part of the story of Australia.Starting with 7,000-year-old Aboriginal fish traps and ending with a look into the future in a chapter on virtual fencing, Jack Bradshaw traces the history of Australia's fences in words and pictures.
Jack Bradshaw is a retired forester from the south-west of Western Australia. He worked for the Department of Conservation and Land Management and its predecessor, the Forests Department of Western Australia, before becoming a consultant in native forest management and silviculture. Jack has travelled extensively in Australia with his wife, Sue, over a number of years, with a particular interest in photographing rural fencing and exploring its history.