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Outback : the discovery of Australia's interior

Author: Derek Parker
Publisher: Stroud, [England] : Sutton Publishing, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1800, while the coast of Australia had finally been charted, the vast interior of the continent from north to south and east to west lay undiscovered. This book is a collection of stories of those intrepid explorers who beat starvation, inadequate information, disease and loss, to forge a route which would enable the country's development.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Parker
ISBN: 9780750948210 0750948213 9780750942980 0750942983 9780750942973 0750942975
OCLC Number: 975276180
Description: xvi, 239 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: In the beginning --
The great inland sea --
Mapping the rivers --
Australian morning --
The heroic heart --
'What for do you walk?' --
'The heart of the dark continent' --
Seven months underground --
To the very centre --
'Unburied as I lie' --
The last Australian explorer.
Responsibility: Derek Parker.

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