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Water Water …

“We plant the seed, nature grows the seed, we eat the seed.” “Shut up Neil.” “We plant the seed, nature grows the seed, we eat the seed.” “I said shut up Neil.” Glunk. “Oh my God, I’ve killed a hippy!”  A memorable moment in that wonderful and irreverent British comedy series The Young Ones, first..

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Our Books – In & Out of Print

Here is a full list of Richard Lee In Print & Out of Print Publications Erotic Fiction The Eros Crescent trilogy in separate volumes: The Fifi Code (ISBN - 978-0-909431-02-0) Eros Crescent (ISBN - 978-0-909431-05-1) Mount Eros (ISBN - 978-0-909431-08-2) Available in late 2020 The Eros Crescent Excerpts. Six small volumes containing the activities of..

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Beware of the Aliens

Beware the Wheel Cactus Fox shit! How interesting is that? Why am I wandering around Mt Tarrangower and examining the faeces of Vulpes vulpes, the Red Fox? Well, it’s all part of understanding the distribution of the Wheel Cactus (Opuntia robusta), a difficult to eradicate, introduced species threatening our bushland and farms. So yes -..

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Big Bird

What is the size of a small toddler, sleeps all day standing up, and can sometimes be seen with the grisly remains of last night’s dinner hanging from its claws ready for a snack on waking up? Give up? Ninox strenua, better known as the Powerful Owl, is a local resident and the family we’ve..

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Golden Whistler

How wonderful it is to see some of our less common native birds in the town and in our gardens. Planting flowering Australian shrubs, and if possible, trees like our indigenous Grey Box or Yellow Gum or a flowering Ironbark, provides the food and the incentive for their visits. The exotic Eastern Spinebills who visit..

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Richard Lee

Being a bookseller and shop manager at Australia's largest bookstore in the late '60's and early '70's was a wonderful experience for Richard Lee. The Paris riots of 1968, the Counter Culture and anti Vietnam war movements and the fight against literary censorship were all defining moments which fed the new revolutionary and exciting bohemian..

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Whole Earth Catalogue

The Counter Culture of the late sixties gave birth to numerous publications. One of the most significant was The Whole Earth Catalogue.Standing with one foot firmly in the rugged individualism and back-to-the-land movements of the Sixties counterculture and the other in the nascent global community made possible by the Internet, the WHOLE EARTH CATALOG offered..

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Compendium Catalogue

The Compendium Catalogue is a significant historical document. It was published in 1974 and was the first attempt at cataloguing the self-sufficiency books that were being read at that time. It was part of the new mood which started in the 1960's and was later to be labeled 'Hippy’ Gregory Ah Ket was the originator..

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