Nancy Cato, the prize-winning novelist, poet, painter and conservationalist died Monday 3 July 2000. She wrote more than 10 novels including a pro-conservation book titled The Noosa Story. The Noosa Story traces the history and development of the Noosa area from the time of its early Aboriginal tribes, to the present day dwellers and tourists. This well-documented and critical history works from three angles - history, tourism and conservation. This book encompasses the ever-changing face of Hastings Street, the development of the North Shore, and further attempts to restore Noosa?s famous beach. Today, the town is a prime target for developers and this beautifully photographed book documents the effects their developments are having on this truly magic region.
February 1990 : Australia Hardback
1979 : Australia Hardback