Western Australia Field Guides

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Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA) has commissioned John Bunting to write Geological Field Guides to Western Australia.

Two guides have been published:

  • A Field Guide to Perth and Surrounds
  • A Geological Field Guide to the Capes Region of Southwest WA

A third guide on the Western Australia Goldfields is currently in production.

ESWA PERTH_cover_c1A Field Guide to Perth and Surrounds is an A5, 110 page, spiral bound volume that covers six geologically significant locations in detail and in full colour. Featuring an overview of the geology of Perth, detailed descriptions at each locality and a comprehensive glossary, this guide is designed to make your geological excursions easy and enjoyable.

Free student booklets can be downloaded for each location from the field guides section of this website.  Assistance with school excursions to any of these localities can also be arranged through contacting ESWA.

A Geological Field Guide to the Capes Region of Southwest WA is designed to assist readers in exploring  the geology of the stunning Capes Region of Southwest Western Australia.  With an overview of the remarkable geology of the region, as well as detailed walking tours for seven localities, it is a must for any enthusiast visiting the southwest.

ESWA SW_Field_Guide_Front_CoverIt is a follow-up to the highly popular ‘A Field Guide to Perth and Surrounds’, which is reputed to be ‘the ideal template for future field guides to follow and to be benchmarked agains’ (Greg McNamara, The Australian Geologist, 2012). This guide is set to be a popular reference for teachers, field naturalists and tourists to the region

Copies of ‘A Field Guide to Perth and Surrounds’  and ‘A Geological Field Guide to the Capes Region of Southwest WA’ can be purchased via ESWA’s online shop, powered by PayPal (you can pay via credit/debit card without having a PayPal account).

Don’t forget that ESWA’s textbook, Exploring Earth and Environmental Science, ia available to purchase on line from the ESWA website.  ESWA also produces a range of resources for secondary teachers of Earth and environmental sciences.

For further information about ESWA publications contact Jo Watkins