Book Review: A Million Wild Acres – Eric Rolls

Erica Nash, NPA Environmental Book Club Member

“A story of men and their passion for land; for occupation and settlement; of destruction and growth.”

The Pilliga Forest lies between the Warrumbungle Dark Sky National Park and the Nandewar Ranges and covers about 500,000 hectares. It constitutes the largest surviving stand of remnant native forest in what is known as the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion. It is also a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) for birds such as the Grey Crowned Babbler and the critically endangered Swift Parrot and Regent Honeyeater to name but a few (NPA 2020).