Claire Mitchell is a local resident with a passion for her environment, including magnificent Balmoral. ‘Through The Heads To Balmoral, Sydney’ follows and expands on her previous book ‘Mosman Meanders & foreshore flavours’, which takes a walk on the wild side of Sydney’s glorious foreshores. For over 40,000 years, indigenous Australians lived along our abundant coastline of beaches and bush. Then these foreshores provided a casual picnic playground for the early Sydney elite. Today, both locals and visitors embrace the now public parklands as a beautiful, natural environment to be appreciated and retained. Taking Balmoral as the epitome of it all, Claire traces the past and present development of the foreshores including the people, the land and the food. For over two centuries, the parade of vessels has passed through The Heads, Sydney’s gateway to the world, as they voyaged to and from the distant world. Photographs of local creative works showcase the richness of our cultural heritage, a place where the natural beauty has inspired so many artists, writers and photographers over the centuries. Claire’s picnic suggestions are made with an emphasis on simplicity and seasonal, local produce. Shared platters and finger foods dominate, reflecting the fusion style of our innovative Australian cuisine today. Discover and enjoy!
|Publisher:||Starister Pty Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)|
About the Author
I have been involved in a successful community effort to save a heritage site at Middle Head from inappropriate development.
I have a love for picnics which I see as an opportunity to enjoy healthy, robust flavours while enjoying our Sydney foreshores.