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Submitted: Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 13:35
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Hi all

Can someone tell me if there is a book that has stories about all the australian explorers on land? trying to find one but seems there are alot, if anyone has come across one which is a good read please tell me .

Thanks again

Nigel
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 13:43

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 13:43
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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 14:12

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 14:12
Nigel - best one I have ever found is called The Exploration of Australia by Michael Cannon (Readers Digest) - the copy I have was printed in 1987. I have no idea if it has been reprinted or if even still availble. It was available at the Bunbury Library once. Search the LISWA site for available copies at libraries in WA and make a request to your local branch.
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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 15:42

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 15:42
"The Explorers" - Tim Flannery

Text Publishing Melb 1998
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Follow Up By: Member- Starky - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 21:19

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 21:19
The Explorers - great read and covers all the better known explorers.Tim Flannery writes a good story. He also puts in the longitude and latitude of major events taken direct from the explorers journals. These were done with sextons not GPS units of course. I was able to use my eletronic atlas to get fairly acurrate fixs on the places identified by the explorers. Made reading the book more interesting.
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Reply By: snailbate - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 19:34

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 19:34
hi nigel
what d you want to know
Len bedal has a few books if you want to know about road making
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 23:28

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 23:28
check Rudi Paoletti's site. has lots on Victorian explorers

Also this site has some in their book/video section
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Reply By: Tessysdad - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 23:58

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 23:58
Hi Nigel,
Tim Bowden has written some great travel type books and often does so whilst tracing the footsteps of some of our early explorers. Well written and researched and lol.
Happy camping,
Mike.
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Reply By: A-TREK CAMPING HIRE - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 01:08

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 01:08
Nigel, here are a couple of great titles:
1. Bush Tucker Man ( Les hiddins ), Tarnished Heros: Epic stories of bush survival. ISBN# 0 7333 0613 6.

2. Bush Tucker Man ( Les Hiddins ), Stories of exploration and survival. ISBN# 0 7333 0816 3.

I have both of these, very informative, i'm sure you will enjoy them.
Regards,
Dave.
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Reply By: Member - Ross P (NSW) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 09:00

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 09:00
Try the "Dig Tree" - a good read. Covers the story of Burke and Wills. Also if you can get your hands on them, there are 10x30 min videos called Peachs Explorers. The series is avaialable from the ABC shop but they want a rediculous price. If you have any contacts with a school you maybe able to borrow them from the library.
Also if you get to Longreach - Stockman's Hall of Fame"- spend a few hours in the section that covers early explorers.
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Reply By: Dean (SA) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 13:10

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 13:10
Ludwig Liechardts journal from Moreton Bay to Pt. Essington is bloody good read, a pity the silly bugger vanished a few trips later.

I reckon the explorers journals are excellent reading, if you can get hold of them. They really provide an insight into what this country and people were like then, that is the ones who got to know them.

Dean
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Reply By: Nigel (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 22:34

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 22:34
Just a quick note to all saying thank you to all, i am going to buy the whole lot of the titles you guys have mentioned in this post.

Thanks once again
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