The Boab Tree

The Boab Tree

by Pat Lowe

A new edition

That ‘colossus of the bush’, the boab tree, has long intrigued visitors to the Kimberley. Where did it come from? How long does it live?

With its strong branches and gnarled trunk, the boab is a minor ecosystem, providing shade and shelter for other lives. Native bees and bagmoths, lizards and nesting birds, cattle and human beings, the boab embraces them all.   Some aged boabs bear scars from long-past visitors: Aboriginal engravings, Muslim prayer alcoves, the name of a ship, the trace of an explorers’ camp, a desperate message to absent comrades.

Pat Lowe is a keen observer of the natural world. In this book she takes us through the science and history of the boab and into a realm of stories about the Kimberley’s most beloved tree.

Price $29.95

ISBN 9780648136422

Praise for The Boab Tree:

“Thank You! Thank You! What a wonderful book – from cover to cover. I’ve started going through it .. reading bits, yearning over the photos, remembering ‘boabs I have known’. Tell Pat thanks and congratulations from me .. on behalf of all ex-Kimberley boab-lovers! You and BRP have brought us a miracle filled with memories!”

— R. Berry

Here’s a link to an interview with Pat Lowe on ABC Kimberley Breakfast with Vanessa Mills, November 2019: