The Book Shelf



Lancek, L & G Bosker.  2009.  The Beach: The History of Paradise on Earth, Blackstone Audible.

Robertson, M. 2008. From Petal Point to Cockle Creek: a beach explorer’s guide to the East Coast of Tasmania. Regal Printing.

Short, A.D. 2006.  Beaches of the Tasmanian coast and islands.  Sydney University Press, Sydney.

Betsey Island

Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart.

Clarence City Council.  Aboriginal people and early European activity. n.d.

Donnelly, Area.  Bunnies by the billions thanks to one gun-loving Englishman.  The Daily Telegraph January 12, 2016.

History of Betsy Island. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 – 1954). Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 14 October 1913. p. 4. Retrieved 5 January 2016.

Tasmania. Parks and Wildlife Service. 2002.  Small South-East Islands Draft Management Plan 2002, Hobart.  

Textual Silence Project. 2014. A brief history of Betsey Island.

Wickham, Mark. 2005.  Entrepreneurship and the management of innovation in the global marketplace: the Incat story. The Management Case Study Journal Vol.5 Issue2 Nov 2005: pp83-93


Birdlife Tasmania publications

Clifton Beach

Sharples, C.  2009. Climate change impacts on Clarence coastal areas.  Clarence City Council, Clarence.

Short, Andrew. 2006.  Beaches of the Tasmanian coast & islands: a guide to their nature, characteristics, surf and safety.  Sydney University Press, Sydney.


Tasflora. 2012.  Clifton Beach Coastal Reserve: reserve activity plan 2012-2016, draft  (revision 3): advice prepared by Tasflora for Clarence City Council. Unpublished report.


Johnson, M & I McFarlane. 2015.  Van Diemen’s Land: an aboriginal history. UNSW, Sydney


Plomley, N.J.B.  Tasmanian aboriginal place names.  Occasional paper (Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery), Launceston.

Rose, Deborah Bird.  1996. Nourishing terrains: Australian Aboriginal views of landscape and wilderness. Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra

Sandy Bay

Centre for Historical Studies (UTas). The Companion to Tasmanian History [website].

Crawford, P.G. & Ryan, K.A. 1988. The history of the early water supply of Hobart, Institution of Engineers, Australia.

Derwent Estuary Program 2004. A model stormwater management plan for Hobart Regional Councils – a focus on the New Town Rivulet Catchment. Derwent Estuary Program, DPIWE, Tasmania.

Friends of the Sandy Bay Rivulet website.

Goc, N. 1997. Sandy Bay: a social history. Gentrx Publishing, Hobart.

Leaman, David. 1999. Walk into history in Southern Tasmania. Lehman Geophysics, Hobart

Leggett, K. 2002. Sandy Bay Rivulet draft management catchment plan, Hobart City Council. Hobart

Royal Society of Tasmania, Charles Darwin in Hobart Town, edited by Margaret Davies, Hobart, Royal Society of Tasmania, 2009.

Whales and Whaling

Nash, M. 2003. The bay whalers: Tasmania’s shore-based whaling industry. Navarine Publishing, Woden, ACT.


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