Author(s): The National Library of Australia
Trees can invoke strong emotions - love and sorrow, wonder at their grandness and great age, anger against their destruction, pleasure in their beauty and appreciation for their wood. Trees tell us about our history: the tree that was used as a prison, the Dig Tree marked by explorers Burke and Wills, the Cazneaux tree that survived deforestation of the surrounding land. Little Book of Trees is a showcase of poetry and imagery from the National Library of Australia and the latest addition to the Little Books series. Enjoy this celebration of trees through the works of some of Australia's much-loved poets and artists, including Judith Wright, Jack Davis, David Campbell, Henry Lawson, Hans Heysen, Brett Whiteley, Wolfgang Sievers and Olive Cotton.