BOOKS BY JOHN WHITEHEAD
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LGE (1960) MIE (Australia) (Retired),
Chartered Professional Engineer, (Retired)
Associated Diploma Land Management (Sydney Uni) Distinction and University Medal (1991).
John retired after having had a 50 year career in local government in NSW. For 28 years, he was Shire Engineer, Planner and Fire Control Officer for the Coonabarabran Shire Council. Earlier in his career, he worked for Cooma, Gilgandra and Orange Councils and afterwards with Moree Plains, Brewarrina and Warrumbungle Shires.
He has been involved with the Warrumbungle National Park as Trustee and Advisory Committee member since 1972 and is now on the Advisory Committee of the North-West Plains Region for the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
John represented Local Government on the Central West Catchment Committee and won a State Environment Award for the Coonabarabran Shire Vegetation Management Plan.
ABOUT JOHN WHITEHEAD’S BOOKS
When studying the coming and goings of geographical explorers you need a map, a very precise, detailed readable map along with clear geographic reference points. A map that shows where the explorers walked, where they camped, what they observed and what they reported in their journals.
John Whitehead understood this when he walked in the footsteps of the explorers. He has taken the time to share his experience by recording geographic locations, providing maps and photos of a landscape that in some places still remains visually similar to what the explorers saw. Using the explorers’ original maps and journals, John found where they had been and with respect and dedication stood where these intrepid explorers once stood.
His books are indispensable for those who take the time to walk in the footsteps of our early colonial adventurers. These studies show where expedition routes are located in relation to the developed agricultural areas and the regional cities and towns of NSW. The details provided will be of interest to the people who live and work in those areas.
It also provides information by way of indicating the routes on current topographic maps, together with supporting photographs to verify locations for the interested traveler.