Following Burke And Wills Across Australia

Autore: Dave Phoenix
Editore: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 1486301592
Grandezza: 44,59 MB
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Every Australian has heard of Burke and Wills but few have travelled in their footsteps. In 2008, historian Dave Phoenix decided to walk across Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, following the track taken by the ill-fated Burke and Wills Expedition. Now you can follow them too. Following Burke and Wills Across Australia guides you on a road trip that follows one of history’s great transcontinental journeys, sharing the explorers’ experiences on the way. Maps lay out a route that takes you as close as possible to the Expedition’s track. As you travel the outback roads, you can learn all the details of the day to day journey of the Expedition from the explorers’ own words, and compare what you see with their descriptions of the country in 1860–61. Each chapter provides information about what to see now: the location and descriptions of the markers and memorials placed along the route over the 150 years since the Expedition, and places where you can stand where the explorers stood and look out over prospects they drew and described. The book is a perfect companion for those wanting to see outback Australia, and at the same time understand a journey that has attained mythic status in the history of Australian exploration. Even if you want to follow only part of the track, this is the book for you.

Following Burke And Wills Across Australia

Autore: Dave Phoenix
Editore: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 1486301606
Grandezza: 41,44 MB
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Vista: 1485
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Every Australian has heard of Burke and Wills but few have travelled in their footsteps. In 2008, historian Dave Phoenix decided to walk across Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, following the track taken by the ill-fated Burke and Wills Expedition. Now you can follow them too. Following Burke and Wills Across Australia guides you on a road trip that follows one of history’s great transcontinental journeys, sharing the explorers’ experiences on the way. Maps lay out a route that takes you as close as possible to the Expedition’s track. As you travel the outback roads, you can learn all the details of the day to day journey of the Expedition from the explorers’ own words, and compare what you see with their descriptions of the country in 1860–61. Each chapter provides information about what to see now: the location and descriptions of the markers and memorials placed along the route over the 150 years since the Expedition, and places where you can stand where the explorers stood and look out over prospects they drew and described. The book is a perfect companion for those wanting to see outback Australia, and at the same time understand a journey that has attained mythic status in the history of Australian exploration. Even if you want to follow only part of the track, this is the book for you.

Following Burke And Wills Across Victoria

Autore: Dave Phoenix
Editore:
ISBN: 9780646564197
Grandezza: 67,95 MB
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In August 1860, the Victorian Exploring Expedition left Melbourne for the Gulf of Carpentaria. Its leader, Robert O'Hara Burke, wanted to be the first to cross Australia from south to north. In February 1861, with William John Wills, he achieved his goal, but both men died tragically on the return journey.

The Aboriginal Story Of Burke And Wills

Autore: Ian Clark
Editore: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643108106
Grandezza: 50,68 MB
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The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills is the first major study of Aboriginal associations with the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860–61. A main theme of the book is the contrast between the skills, perceptions and knowledge of the Indigenous people and those of the new arrivals, and the extent to which this affected the outcome of the expedition. The book offers a reinterpretation of the literature surrounding Burke and Wills, using official correspondence, expedition journals and diaries, visual art, and archaeological and linguistic research – and then complements this with references to Aboriginal oral histories and social memory. It highlights the interaction of expedition members with Aboriginal people and their subsequent contribution to Aboriginal studies. The book also considers contemporary and multi-disciplinary critiques that the expedition members were, on the whole, deficient in bush craft, especially in light of the expedition’s failure to use Aboriginal guides in any systematic way. Generously illustrated with historical photographs and line drawings, The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills is an important resource for Indigenous people, Burke and Wills history enthusiasts and the wider community. This book is the outcome of an Australian Research Council project.

Dig 3ft Nw

Autore: Sarah Murgatroyd
Editore: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1921799307
Grandezza: 11,27 MB
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Vista: 9762
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An utterly compelling account of Burke and Wills' journey into the great unknown. It was the greatest expedition of its time. In 1860 Robert O'Hara Burke, accompanied by William Wills and a party of explorers, set out to cross Australia from south to north. A few months later a tree bore a strange carving: Dig Under 3ft NW. Burke, Wills and five other men were dead. How did a man notorious for getting lost on the way home from the pub come to lead an expedition into the desert's dead heart? What went wrong? Edited for a young adult audience, Dig 3ft NW is an abridged version of Sarah Murgatroyd's acclaimed and bestselling book, The Dig Tree. 'The characters of Burke and Wills, and their accompanying team are well-drawn, with all their fatal flaws and strengths...This is history at its best, well-written and researched and hard to put down...It moves at a cracking pace, certainly faster than the actual expedition!...This is Australian history writing at its best.' Magpies

The Camel Who Crossed Australia

Autore: Jackie French
Editore: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730443752
Grandezza: 18,13 MB
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Third in Jackie French's Animal Stars series, featuring the animals who contributed to history's most famous events. the story of the famous Burke and Wills expedition ... as it has never been told before the humans called him 'Bell Sing', but to the other camels he is known as 'He Who Spits Further than the Wind'. transported from the mountains and deserts of the 'Northwest Frontier' (present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan), Bell Sing accompanies explorers Burke and Wills as they try to cross Australia from south to north. Bell Sing has never had a high opinion of humans - or horses. And this expedition is the worst managed caravan he's even been in. Camel handler Dost Mahomet and soldier John King are also beginning to wonder if their leader is competent, or crazy. Bell Sing can smell water over the sandhills on the horizon ... and freedom too. Can the expedition succeed? And who - if anyone - will survive? this is the gritty and true story about one of the most extraordinary and iconic events in Australia's history. Praise for the Animal Stars series: 'an irreverent and informative charmer' Sunday Age 'this exciting story of adventure and survival against the odds with likeable main characters has greater power than text books to spark new interests and extend existing ones' Viewpoint 'What a delight to read this book! ... I think this book could inspire much original history reading by young readers' Book News 'this is history brought to life for the young reader' Reader's Feast Book Guide Ages 9 - 13

Successful Exploration Through The Interior Of Australia

Autore: William John Wills
Editore: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465584153
Grandezza: 76,28 MB
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Burke Wills

Autore: Tim Bonyhady
Editore: Vantage Press, Inc
ISBN: 9780642107480
Grandezza: 69,55 MB
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Few colonial events have inspired as many artistic responses as the expedition led by Burke & Wills in 1860 to cross the Australian continent from south to north. This publication, produced in connection with the travelling exhibition of the same name, explores the myths that surround the ill-fated explorers and reveals the creativity Burke and Wills have inspired.

Walk Across Australia

Autore: David Mason
Editore: Rosenberg Publishing
ISBN: 1925078248
Grandezza: 34,40 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3659
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David Mason walked across Australia because no-one else had done it. He did it on is own with no support crew. After his experiences in the French Foreign Legion it was at once a challenge and a way to reconnect with life, people and Australia. In taking on the challenge he sought to raise funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation. David sought to demonstrate that in taking on challenges we live, rather than taking the easy way out and instead, live lives of quiet desperation. David was the first person to walk across Australia at its widest point. In the course of that expedition he also was the first recorded person to walk solo east-west across the Simpson Desert and its 1100 dunes. For this achievement he was named Australia’s Adventurer of the Year and awarded the Gold Medal of the Australian Geographic Society.

Cooper S Creek

Autore: Alan Moorehead
Editore: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616080221
Grandezza: 48,50 MB
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Vista: 9615
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Originally published: New York: Harper & Row, c1963.