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These areas attract a high diversity of bird species including some migratory birds. The picturesque Namoi River meanders through Pilliga. Directions to the best known fishing spots along the river are available from the Narrabri Shire Visitor Information Centre or by contacting the Pilliga Fishing Club. Bag limits and fishing licenses apply in the rivers of NSW. Picture yourself spending a relaxing afternoon in the shade of a gum tree with a line in hand.

Take a wander through the Pilliga Cemetery to see the graves of Indian or Pakistani Nabob Allem and several other traders. Ever heard of the Pilliga Yowie? The Pilliga Forest, with its vast and unusual semi—arid woodlands spanning over m2, is said to be the home of this Big Foot kin. Seekers are drawn from across the globe in search of this mystical or is that mythical? The scenery within the Pilliga Forest is distinctly unique and makes a trip into the scrub quite an adventure.

As you drive across one of the many crisscrossed roads, you may come across remnants of the past chimney stacks, abandoned timber mills and a cobblestone road and the future gas wells. Today, the Salt Caves area offers a recently revamped picnic area with BBQs and toilet facilities, but according to legend, the caves were once 30m deep, and salt hung in columns like stalactites from the roof.

Wild horses, wild cattle and kangaroos were often seen and local women collected the salt to cure their meat.


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The Sandstone Caves, hidden deep in the Pilliga Forest, are a delight that often go undiscovered. A 2km looped walking track circles the caves, leaving viewers speechless at the unique tunnels and formations that have evolved over many thousands of years. As you walk you will find a number of caves, including one which is closed and undergoing preservation. Keep an eye out for indications of Aboriginal habitation in this cave — grinding marks and artwork in sandstone.

Sculptures in the Scrub is a cultural delight in the heart of the Pilliga. More Details Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Back to the Pilliga , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jun 27, Julie Bye rated it it was ok. A light read. Not a lot of character development and for a crime novel not a lot of plot twists, none in fact. A pleasant but predictable story with no elegant prose and no descriptive language in what should have been a beautiful setting for a novel. May 27, Geoff Mcdowell rated it liked it.

Dec 16, Pamela rated it really liked it. SO good to find another Australian author. This book was easy to read with an Australian feel. I wanted to like this as I am familiar with Coonabarabran - Coona to the locals, but I didn't. This novel is more in the style of reporting. Big yawn!

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Jan 08, Shelleyrae at Book'd Out rated it liked it Shelves: arc-are , aussie-author , provided-by-publisher. Tony Parsons, OAM, has worked as a professional sheep and wool classer, a journalist, news editor and rural commentator, a consultant to major agricultural companies, and an award-winning breeder of animals and show poultry. It's this Australian country background that gives his novels, which includes the bestselling The Call of the High Country , their ring of authenticity.

In Back to the Pilliga, Lachlan Sinclair returns to his home town on the North West Plains of New South Wales in pursuit of Tony Parsons, OAM, has worked as a professional sheep and wool classer, a journalist, news editor and rural commentator, a consultant to major agricultural companies, and an award-winning breeder of animals and show poultry. In Back to the Pilliga, Lachlan Sinclair returns to his home town on the North West Plains of New South Wales in pursuit of a young woman kidnapped and held hostage in a violent bank heist.

An ex cop turned private investigator, Lachie knows the area well - his family is one of the largest landowners in the area, though he left town as a young man after a bitter confrontation with his father and older brother and has visited only rarely since.

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With the support of the women's wealthy mother, and a lot of leeway from the state and local police, Lachie tracks down the robbers in the scrub, planning a daring raid to recover the victim. With the criminals and their location easily identified there isn't really a mystery as such for Lachie to solve. Instead his task is to figure out how to safely rescue the hostage. For that he draws on a little subterfuge with the help of a young female detective, whom he quickly comes to admire.

The action is short and confined, almost anti-climatic as the focus of the story is instead slanted towards Lachie's personal life. Told in the first person with a cadence that identifies the age and background of the character, it took me a little while to get used to the characters voice. Lachie is part outback 'ocker' farmer, part noir detective giving him a distinctive personality and manner.

Parsons paints a picture of a man who is quintessentially 'salt of the earth' so that Lachie's decision to trace the missing woman, even at risk to his own life, seems valid. Of course the money her worried mother is offering if he is successful is also tempting, as it will provide him with the means to return to the Pilliga. Lachie's journey reveals a feud with his authoritarian father that came to a head with the tragic death of his youngest brother, a broken marriage and an impressive service as a police officer that saw Lachie shot in the line of duty.

With his father now gone, Lachie is longing to return to the bush, but his relationship with his older brother, 'a chip off the old block' makes the idea of claiming his third of their family property, Kamilaroi, untenable. Though it was a little rough at the start, I enjoyed Back to the Pilliga as a novel with strong characterisation, and an engaging storyline.

What I found most fascinating however is the way in which it compares and contrasts to the many rural fiction novels I have read recently which feature women as the primary protagonist. It's surprising the way in which they are so similar in terms of themes and plot, but the masculine perspective alters the tone so comprehensively.

If you have been reading a lot of rural lit by Australian women authors recently I recommend you read Back to the Pilliga and discover what I mean for yourself. Feb 21, Kathy rated it liked it. This is just an easy, light read and although I enjoyed it, not hugely taxing or page turning. Mar 16, Maxine rated it liked it Shelves: australian , light-reading , crime. I have to say that this was a much lighter read than I expected. It certainly wasn't the crime thriller I thought it would be. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Back to the Pilliga by Tony Parsons.

Back to the Pilliga by Tony Parsons. Back to the Pilliga is a rollicking bush yarn from the bestselling author of Valley of the White Gold and Silver in the Sun which will keep Tony Parsons' fans turning the pages well into the night. It was always expected that Lachie Sinclair and his brothers would one day take over the family property, Kamilaroi. But when tragedy strikes, Lachlan blames his father and angri Back to the Pilliga is a rollicking bush yarn from the bestselling author of Valley of the White Gold and Silver in the Sun which will keep Tony Parsons' fans turning the pages well into the night.

But when tragedy strikes, Lachlan blames his father and angrily renounces any future for him at Kamilaroi. Moving to the city, Lachie joins the police force and quickly rises through the ranks. But after being injured in a gunfight he decides to go out on his own as a private investigator. When a wealthy society woman asks Lachie to lead the search for her missing daughter, he reluctantly agrees. Early indications are that the woman's captors are hiding her in the Pilliga region, meaning Lachie must return to his roots in order to try and save her life Get A Copy.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Jun 27, Julie Bye rated it it was ok. A light read. Not a lot of character development and for a crime novel not a lot of plot twists, none in fact.

A pleasant but predictable story with no elegant prose and no descriptive language in what should have been a beautiful setting for a novel. May 27, Geoff Mcdowell rated it liked it.

I wanted to like this as I am familiar with Coonabarabran - Coona to the locals, but I didn't. This novel is more in the style of reporting. Big yawn!

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Dec 16, Pamela rated it really liked it. SO good to find another Australian author. This book was easy to read with an Australian feel. Jan 08, Shelleyrae at Book'd Out rated it liked it Shelves: provided-by-publisher , aussie-author , arc-are. Tony Parsons, OAM, has worked as a professional sheep and wool classer, a journalist, news editor and rural commentator, a consultant to major agricultural companies, and an award-winning breeder of animals and show poultry. It's this Australian country background that gives his novels, which includes the bestselling The Call of the High Country , their ring of authenticity.

In Back to the Pilliga, Lachlan Sinclair returns to his home town on the North West Plains of New South Wales in pursuit of Tony Parsons, OAM, has worked as a professional sheep and wool classer, a journalist, news editor and rural commentator, a consultant to major agricultural companies, and an award-winning breeder of animals and show poultry.

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In Back to the Pilliga, Lachlan Sinclair returns to his home town on the North West Plains of New South Wales in pursuit of a young woman kidnapped and held hostage in a violent bank heist. An ex cop turned private investigator, Lachie knows the area well - his family is one of the largest landowners in the area, though he left town as a young man after a bitter confrontation with his father and older brother and has visited only rarely since.

With the support of the women's wealthy mother, and a lot of leeway from the state and local police, Lachie tracks down the robbers in the scrub, planning a daring raid to recover the victim. With the criminals and their location easily identified there isn't really a mystery as such for Lachie to solve. Instead his task is to figure out how to safely rescue the hostage.