Title

The Gold Coast transformed : From wilderness to urban ecosystem

Date of this Version

3-1-2015

Document Type

Book

Publication Details

Citation only

Hundloe, T., McDougall, B., & Page, C. (Eds.). (2015). The Gold Coast Transformed : From Wilderness to Urban Ecosystem. Clayton South, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

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Copyright © Tor Hundloe, Bridgette McDougall & Craig Page, 2015

ISBN

9781486303298

Abstract

Extract: This is the story of a unique city, Australia’s premier tourist city, a city cut out of coastal vegetation, including paperbark swamps, mangroves and rainforests of worldwide significance. The city has a relatively short history as until half a century ago (two human generations) it was but several relatively small villages, each with its own natural and social features. Two generations is a very short time for a city to grow to be the sixth-largest in population in Australia and to have global recognition as the country’s beach playground. The Gold Coast ranks with Honolulu in Hawaii, with Palm Beach in Florida and with the French Riviera in tourist promotions and is a high-priority destination in the minds of beach-lovers worldwide.

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