The Australian Speleological Federation has published several items for sale.
The Publications shown below can be ordered on-line by clicking on the Product Details button below the product title.
All publications costs now include postage within Australia.
Please email the Publications Sales officer for details for overseas postage.
Over the past 115 years, at least five publications have sought to cover Abercrombie Caves, but none covered all the various facets of the area. To address this shortcoming, Metropolitan Speleological Society (MSS) has put together the definitive book on the caving area that’s affectionately known as “Abers”. This wonderful book highlights not only the abundance of opportunities for some genuine exploration and adventure, but also its beautiful natural environment, abundant wildlife, and fascinating historic relics.
For the history buffs, Abercrombie Caves’ rich tapestry is documented in this publication along with chapters on the Wiraduri connection to Abercrombie Caves, early European exploration, impacts of the goldrush, and the development of the area for tourists.
For caving enthusiasts, chapters about cave formation, mineralogy, geology, and the challenges of managing karst areas are discussed comprehensively in the publication.
MSS have Included basic cave descriptions in the publication together with a selection of cave maps to illustrate the style of caves typical in the area. From the most striking feature at Abers, the enormous arch (reputed to be the largest in the southern hemisphere), to the side caves accessible within the arch and the smaller horizontal caves in the nearby bluffs, they are all there.
The price includes postage and packaging to Australian addresses.