Publications and Conference Papers

McLaughlin-Rawling Publications

The following McLoughlin-Rawling publications are now out of print. For any enquiries about them, please get in touch.

Making your garden bush friendly

Judie Rawling with L. McLoughlin, Sydney. 3rd edition 2001. 32 page, full colour A5 booklet

A simple and popular guide to the identification and eradication of common garden plants invading native bushland in coastal NSW.

The expanded third edition pictures 49 weeds in full colour along with a description and tips for eradication. Weeds featured include a full range of woody weeds, herbaceous weeds, vines and scramblers, succulents, water weeds, and bulbs, corms and tubers. A new, fully illustrated section on eradication methods covers a range of hand weeding and herbicide-based methods to deal with all types of weed plants.

Bush enemies

Judie Rawling with L. McLaughlin, Sydney, 1991. 49.5 x 63.5 full colour educational poster

Designed to complement Making Your Garden Bush Friendly, or to be used alone, Bush Enemies is a valuable educational resource. Clear colour photographs illustrate 35 common garden plants invasive in Sydney’s bush, identified in four separate groups of bush enemies, according to the way they invade bushland.

Bushland under threat

Educational double-sided 2 colour A2 poster or concertina folded brochure, Sydney, 1992

An ideal aid for students, with detailed information on the importance of bushland, the many problems facing urban bushland and a full range of solutions to these problems, at government, community and individual level.

On the reverse side, a full-size chart simply but dramatically traces the threats to bushland and waterways, and the terrible results of cumulative environmental degradation.

Bush vandals

43.5 x 73.5cm two colour poster

Using gentle exhortation through humour, this poster illustrates damaging activities in bushland through cartoons, along with brief captions on the right things to do in bushland.

Are you a bush vandal? (surely not!)

21cm x 40cm folded pamphlet

Designed to complement Bush Vandals, this pamphlet illustrates many of the same damaging activities in cartoons. On the back is a series of tips to encourage environmentally friendly actions.


Proceedings of Canberra Nature Parks Bushland Management Workshop, for ACT Parks and Conservation Service, May 1991

The Bush Next Door, educational booklet to accompany video, Brisbane City Council and Greening Australia (Qld), 1991

Planning for the Conservation and Management of Natural Areas in the Urban Setting, in Proceedings of National Conference, Royal Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation, Melbourne, October 1991

Urban Bushland Management — A Works Manual, unpublished material for the National Trust, NSW, reworked into The Bush Regenerator’s Handbook, National Trust of Australia (NSW).

Does Sydney Have a Ground Flora? in Proceedings of the Greening Australia (Victoria) Seminar, Melbourne, August 1991

The Effect of Weeds on the Environment and their Control in Proceedings of the Health and Environmental Issues of Weed Management Conference, Weed Society of Queensland, February 1992

Management of Waterways in Urban Areas. The Lane Cove Valley Project – A Case Study, in Catchments of Green Conference Proceedings Greening Australia, Adelaide, March 1992

Urban Bushland Management — Into the Melting Pot (Ponderings, Processes and Problems) in Proceedings of the 1992 Urban Bushland Management Conference, Ku-ring-gai Council, Sydney 1992

Urban Bushland in Decline — is it Inevitable? — paper presented to the 7th Biennial Noxious Plants Conference, NSW Agriculture, Forster, 1993

Community Bushcare — getting it all together — paper presented to the Management of Relict Lowland Grasslands Seminar, Canberra, September 1993

Ludwigia Peruviana — Description and Biology in Proceedings of the 10th Australian and 14th Asian-Pacific Weed Conference, Brisbane, September 1993

Australia’s Environmental Weeds — Whose Responsibility? Landscape Australia, Vol. 16, No.1, February 1994

How to Manage Bushland After Fire, a paper presented to the Sydney Natural Resources Management Committee, February 1994

Environmental Weeds in Proceedings of the Landscape Australia 1994 Garden Design Conference, Gardens of Tomorrow, Melbourne, March 1994

Community Bushcare — Works Manual for Canberra Nature Parks and ACT Parks and Conservation Service, Canberra, 1994

Weed Control ‘Down Under’: Bush Regeneration in Australia, a paper presented to the California Exotic Pest Plant Council, Sacramento, California, October 1994

Weed Management on a Catchment Basis, a paper presented to the Weed Society of NSW, November 1994

Weed Management in Horticulture and Urban Bushland — a series of lectures undertaken for Hobart TAFE in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie, Tasmania, November 14–19, 1994

Funding for Ecological Restoration Work, a paper delivered to the 3rd Annual Conference, Society for Ecological Restoration, Seattle, WA (USA), September 1995

Application of the Principal of Sustainability to the Extraction and Rehabilitation of a Sand Mining Operation, Cattai, NSW, with S J Riley, UWS Nepean in Conference Proceedings of the 4th Annual Conference, Soil and Water Management for Urban Development. Hawkesbury Technologies Ltd, Richmond, NSW, September 1996

Managing Bushland Remnants in the Urban Environment, a paper presented to the Australian Weeds Conference, University of Melbourne, Victoria, October 1996

ACT Bushcare Manual: A Guide for Community Volunteers (with Catherine Potter), ACT Department of Urban Services/ Parks and Conservation Service, 1996

Bushland Management — Strategies and Application, a workshop prepared for Hobart TAFE in Hobart, Tasmania, October 1996

Bushland Restoration and Rehabilitation in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment in Proceedings of the Science & Technology in the Environmental Management of the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment, University of Western Sydney, Nepean NSW, July 1997

Control of Environmental Weeds — Issues and Advances, a paper delivered to the New Zealand Plant Protection Society Inc. Conference Managing Urban Weeds and Pests, Auckland, New Zealand, September 1999

Recreating Bushland — a viable option or a developer’s excuse?, a seminar delivered to the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, July 2000

Translocation and Reconstruction of Endangered Ecological Communities, a seminar delivered to SER 2000, Society for Ecological Restoration, Liverpool, United Kingdom, September 2000

Constructing a Sustainable Landscape in an Urban Environment, a seminar delivered to Landscape 2000 Conference with Dr Peter Bacon, Leura, October 2000

Urban Impacts on Biophysical Condition of Hornsby Shire Streams, a paper delivered to the Third Australian Stream Management Conference with Dr Peter Bacon, Brisbane, August 2001

Looking Forward, Looking Back: a decade of change for the bush regeneration movement, presentation for Redlands Shire Council, Qld, February 2004

Translocations Conducted as Amelioration for Development — case studies and lessons learnt, a series of workshops conducted for Australian Network for Plant Conservation (Mt Annan Botanic Gardens, Feb 2004; Royal Botanic Gardens, June 2004; Shortland Wetland Centre, July 2005)

Phytophthora cinnamomi — tree death in Sydney attributed to PC: an alternative perspective, a short talk prepared for the Sydney Harbour Dieback Working Group. Middle Harbour, July 2005

Vegetation Surveys in Newington Nature Reserve, a talk prepared for the SOPA Biodiversity Seminar, Sydney Olympic Park, June 2005

Looking Forward, Looking Back: a decade of change for the bush regeneration movement, a short talk prepared for the Tamworth & District Garden Club

The Difficulties of Implementing the Threatened Species Legislation in the Urban Environment, talk presented to the Annual Conference of the Ecological Consultants Association (NSW). Australian Museum.

Land Use in the Hawkesbury: an overview of pressures and impacts, a talk presented to the Land Use Community Forum organised by the Hawkesbury Rainforest Network. UWS (Hawkesbury)