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Abandoned Gwalia, Western Australia, and other abandoned towns

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Red dirt, intense heat, and hordes of flies; the Australian Outback is one of the harshest environments in the world. But this did not stop early settlers from attempting to make a living in the desert in the search for gold and the chance at a better life. Now the mining boom has created specialised camps with fly-in, fly-out workers, leaving once-booming settlements to disappear off the map forever. In this beautifully photographed book, author and award-winning photographer Erin Jordan captures these unique places that have been abandoned and left behind. Erin travels through some of the most remote areas in Australia, uncovering forgotten towns and exploring the stories left behind. Each photo gives us a glimpse into what life was like living in some of the toughest and most remote places in Australia.

Erin was born in Fremantle, Western Australia, and resides in the beautiful Perth Hills. Her love of photography started at a young age when she was gifted her first camera at ten years old. Since then, her photos have won numerous awards and appeared in The West and Sunday Times. She is passionate about animals and the protection of flora and fauna, particularly in her local community.

1              Middle of Nowhere

2              The Road Paved with Gold

3              Life in Gwalia

4              Yamarna Station

5              Tarcoola

6              Returning West

7              The Mining Town’s Plight

  • Beautifully photographed book of abandoned towns in outback Australia
  • Will appeal to anyone with an interest in architecture or history
  • Award-winning photographer
  • Interesting portrait of an Australia now lost to time

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