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King of the Outback : Tales from an off-road adventurer.

Author: Bill King
Publisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The life of the legendary pioneer of outback travel - the man who opened up Australia to adventure travel.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
King, Bill.
King of the Outback : Tales from an off-road adventurer.
Sydney : Allen & Unwin, ©2011
Named Person: Bill King; Bill King
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill King
ISBN: 9781742693842 1742693849 1283270315 9781283270311
OCLC Number: 755414433
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages)
Contents: Title page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Chapter 1 Becoming a real life bussie; Chapter 2 In search of Burke and Wills; Map: 21-day Burke and Wills Safari route; Chapter 3 The colonel, three ladies and me; Chapter 4 Opals and oddballs; Chapter 5 In search of Captain Charles Sturt; Map: 21-day Sturt Safari route; Chapter 6 Holiday in Copley and cattle kings; Chapter 7 Hippie headaches--The age of Aquarius; Chapter 8 The old days of outback hospitality; Picture section; Wanted Tourists, if there are any left in the world with a spirit of Adventure.; Chapter 9 The painting schools. Chapter 10 And the rains cameChapter 11 Hips, ticks and unions; Chapter 12 Spreading our wings; Map: 12-day West of Alice Safari route; Map: 16-day Gunbarrel Safari route; Map: 23-day Leichardt Safari route; Chapter 13 America--Here we come; Chapter 14 About 'Burke's bones'; Chapter 15 From Lasseter's Cave to the northern frontier; Map: In search of Harold Bell Lasseter; Map: 30-day Northern Frontier Safari route; Chapter 16 It's hard to get good help; Chapter 17 All about business, beds and barramundi; Chapter 18 Hitting the big time; Chapter 19 Into survival mode. Chapter 20 The German expeditionChapter 21 In search of Skylab and people gone missing; Picture section; Chapter 22 The end of an era; Chapter 23 An audience with the Grim Reaper; Chapter 24 The global market--On our terms; Chapter 25 We build the 'mogs'; Chapter 26 Changing times; Chapter 27 New direction; Chapter 28 Kimberley cruising; Chapter 29 Gone west; Chapter 30 In search of my family; Postscript; Further reading; Acronyms; Index.

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The life of the legendary pioneer of outback travel - the man who opened up Australia to adventure travel.

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