Wetlands References


Bibliography Resources for teachers Children's materials
Electronic links Places to visit  


Breeden, S., & Wright, B. (1989). Kakadu - Looking after the country the Gagadju way. Sydney: Simon & Schuster.

Brennan, K. (1986). Wildflowers of Kakadu. Jabiru, NT: Kym Brennan.

Brock, J. (1995). Native plants of Northern Australia. Sydney: AH & AW Reed.

Chaloupka, G. (1995). A journey into time. Sydney: Reed Books.

Cowie, I.D., Short, P.S., & Osterkamp Madsen, M. (2001). Floodplain flora: A flora of the coastal floodplains of the Northern Territory, Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Flora of Australia Supplementary Series, No. 10.

Davis, S. (1989). Man of all seasons: An Aboriginal perspective of the natural environment. Sydney: Angus & Robertson.

Goodfellow, D. (1993).Fauna of Kakadu and the Top End. Darwin: the author/Wakefield Press.

Goodfellow, D. (1996). Birds of Darwin mangroves and mudflats. Darwin: the author.

Goodfellow, D. (2001). Birds of Australia's Top End. Darwin: Scrubfowl Press

Hoatson, D., and others. (2000). Kakadu and Nitmiluk: A guide to the rocks, landforms, plants, animals, Aboriginal culture, and human impact. Canberra: Australian Geological Survey Organisation.

Kingsford, R. (1991). Australian waterbirds: A field guide. Sydney: Kangaroo Press.

Miles, G. (1995). Wildlife of Kakadu and the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia. Alice Springs: Barker Souvenirs.

Morris, I. (1996). Kakadu National Park, Australia. Brisbane: Steve Parish Publishing.

Parks and Wildlife ethnobiology publications

Press, A.J. and others. (1995). Kakadu: Natural and cultural heritage and management. Canberra and Darwin: Australian Nature Conservation Agency and North Australia Research Unit.

Sainty, G.R., & Jacobs, S.W.L. (1988). Waterplants in Australia. Sydney: Australian Water Resources Council.

Wightman, G. (1989 ). Mangroves of the Northern Territory. Darwin: Conservation Commission of the NT.


Australian Water Resources Council. Australian water weeds (information sheets).

Claridge, D., & Burnett, J. (1993). Mangroves in focus. Ashmore, Qld.: Wet Paper. (activities)

Cowling, S. (1989). Wetlands wildlife. Melbourne: Gould League of Victoria.

DPIF. (1999). Weeds are a menace. Darwin: Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries. 

Greening Australia. Monsoon rainforests of the Top End. Darwin: Greening Australia NT. 

Greening Australia. East Point mangrove boardwalk. Darwin: Greening Australia NT. (activities)

Heffernan, S. (1992). Rapid Creek (Gurambai). Darwin: Greening Australia NT.

Mackness, Brian, and others. (1986). Brolgas and billabongs. Gosford NSW: Ashton Scholastic. (activities)

Parks and Wildlife ethnobiology publications

Pettigrew, C., & Laing, P. (1984). Wetlands teacher's kit. Sydney: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. (activities)

NTDE. (1994). Window on the Territory No. 5. Darwin: NT Department of Education (includes videos River flood plains, Rivers, streams and billabongs and Mangroves of the NT). (activities)

Traynor, S. Casuarina Coastal Reserve: A teachers' handbook. Darwin: Conservation Commission of the NT. (activities)


Mangroves and wetlands. Australian Ecosystems Series. Gulliver Films, 1994.

Rivers and riparian fringes. Australian Ecosystems Series. Gulliver Films, 1994.

The big wet. ABC Video.

The call of Kakadu.

Where the river runs dry. Media Associates, 1997.

Tiddalik the frog. Classroom Video, 1980.  


Drew, David. (1988). Tadpole diary. Melbourne: Nelson. (*)

Hiddens, Les. (2000). The Top End. Ringwood, Vic: Penguin Books Australia.

Junior Ranger Review. Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT.

McGregor, Malcolm. (1990). What lives in…Australia’s waterways? Sydney: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Miller, Ralph. (1983). Freshwater invertebrates. Moorabbin Vic.: Gould League of Victoria.

Oktober, Tricia. (2000). Wetlands. Sydney: Hodder Children’s Books.

Roc, Margaret, & Hawke, Kath (1998). Wetlands. (Australian Habitats Series) Melbourne: Macmillan Australia.

Short, Joan, & Bird, Bettina. (1988). Crocodilians. Gosford NSW: Bookshelf/Ashton Scholastic.

Tyler, Michael. (1987). An introduction to frogs. Gosford NSW: Bookshelf/Ashton Scholastic.  


Baker, Jeannie. (1988). Where the forest meets the sea. Sydney: Julia MacRae Books.

Coleridge, Ann. (1987). Longneck’s billabong. (Southern Cross, Level 2). Melbourne: Macmillan Australia. (*)

Croser, Josephine. (1986). Crunch the crocodile. Gosford NSW: Ashton Scholastic.

Dr Seuss. (1971). The lorax. New York: Random House.

Hashmi, Kerri, & Marshall, Felicity. (1999). You and me Murrawee. Ringwood, Vic.: Puffin.

Howes, Jim. (1987). Down, roundabout and up again. The life of a river. (Southern Cross, Level 2). Melbourne: Macmillan Australia. (*)

Kuchling, Guundie, & Kuchling, Gerald. (1997). Yakkinn the swamp tortoise: Survival. Adelaide: Era Publications.

Lester, Alison. (2000). Ernie dances to the didgeridoo. Sydney: Hodder Children’s Book.

Pigdon, Nancye. (1987). Moggy’s hop. (Southern Cross, Level 1). Melbourne: Macmillan Australia.

Reece, James H. (1987). Lester and Clyde. Gosford NSW: Ashton Scholastic.

Reece, James H. (1995). Lester and Clyde running scared. Gosford NSW: Scholastic.

Riley, Pauline. (1996). Pobblebonk the frog. Sydney: Kangaroo Press.

Troughton, Joanna. (1994). What made Tiddalik laugh. London: Puffin Books.

Wilson, Barbara Ker. (1986). Tiddalik the frog. Sydney: Golden Press.


The following World Wide Web sites relating to wetlands were active at the time of writing. Over time it can be expected that other Web sites will come on line while some of the ones here may disappear.

Centre for Tropical Wetlands Management, Northern Territory University. http://www.ntu.edu.au/ctwm

Environmental Concern Inc. http://www.wetland.org

Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist, eriss. http://www.ea.gov.au/ssd

Frogwatch NT. http://www.frogwatch.org.au

Kakadu National Park. http://www.ea.gov.au/parks/kakadu/index.html

National Center for Tropical Wetland Research. http://www.nctwr.org.au

Parks and Wildlife Service, NT. http://www.nt.gov.au/paw

Supervising Scientist Division, Environment Australia. http://www.ea.gov.au/ssd

Waterwatch NT. http://www.lpe.nt.gov.au/waterwatch

Wetlands International – Asia Pacific. http://www.wetlands.org/ap

Wetlands Unit, Environment Australia. http://www.environment.gov.au/bg/wetlands

World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) – Living Waters Campaign. http://www.panda.org/livingwaters/


There is an Internet link to Kakadu National Park that shows the places to visit in the park. It is at Things to see and do in Kakadu National Park.

The following places are properties managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service. The information sheets are reproduced with their permission.

Berry Springs Nature Reserve

Casuarina Coastal Reserve

Howard Springs Nature Reserve

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

Litchfield National Park

Manton Dam Recreation Area

Mary River National Park

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park

Territory Wildlife Park

Window on the Wetlands

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