The last 200 years: a European history

Document Type

Book chapter

Publication details

Taffs, KH 2010, 'The last 200 years: a European history', in R Kitching, R Braithwaite & J Cavanaugh (eds), Remnants of Gondwana: a natural and social history of the Gondwana rainforests of Australia, Surrey Beatty & Sons, Baulkham Hills, NSW. ISBN: 9780980311358


The rainforests of Australia cover only 4% of Australia's land mass but contain 50% of Australia's plant and animals life. This superb synthesis of these Heritage listed forests covers all aspects of conservation, plant and animal biology, and cultural significance. The World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests of Australia represent the major remaining areas of rainforest in south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales. The property as described on the World Heritage List formally comprises parts of 27 national parks, 7 nature reserves and several other Crown reserves, located between Brisbane (in Queensland) and Newcastle (in New South Wales).