Childrens picture books on burke and wills? stuart? sturt?

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 19:44
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Does anyone know of any? I want to give kids the background before we head off!I am going nuts trying to find any on the internet.
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Reply By: nqdave - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 21:54

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 21:54
Hi Carlin,

The company I work for used to distribute a range of children's books about early Australian explorers. I've been meaning to grab a set for my little boy before we take him west too.

I'll have a look what might be sitting in the warehouse and let you know if any are available and what age group they might suit.

David
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Follow Up By: Carlin - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 08:01

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 08:01
that wuld be great thanks!
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Follow Up By: nqdave - Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 09:50

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 09:50
Hi Carlin,

Sorry it's taken awhile to get back to you. If you're still looking for books, they have a set (one book per explorer) that includes:
- Eyre
- Sturt
- Burke & Wills
- Oxley
- Mitchell
- Leichhardt
- Cunningham
- Logan
- Lawson, Blaxland & Wentworth
- Kennedy

They should suit kids of primary school age.

Cheers,
David
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Follow Up By: Carlin - Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 09:58

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 09:58
Yes I am!! How do I get them?
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Follow Up By: Carlin - Monday, May 10, 2010 at 19:22

Monday, May 10, 2010 at 19:22
what company did you work for?
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Follow Up By: nqdave - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 00:14

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 00:14
Sorry 'bout the hold up. Have been busy with work and getting a new forby!

I work for a specialist library supplier based in Brisbane.

Can you email me at davids at peterpal dot com dot au so we can work out the details.

Thanks.
David
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Reply By: equinox - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 22:49

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 22:49
Hi Carlin,

Try:

The Incredible Outback Adventure of Burke & Wills by Frank Clune. ISBN 0207121036

The Great Overland Race by Marcia McEwan. ISBN 0858352648

Australian Explorers edited by John Currey. ISBN 304939153

John Nairn and Frank Pash (artist) have a few books with good pictures.

If you going through B&W country, sure, read up on them if your not don't worry - Burke was a fool and does not belong in the group of Great Australian Explorers. He should never have been chosen to lead the expedition. Next time I visit Melbourne, I may and go and visit his grave, but only to see where the idiot ended up!!

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Follow Up By: Carlin - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 08:07

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 08:07
Yes I have an ongoing argumnt with a frind about this! I am a a Stuart and Sturt fan as well. My argument is also h did not even make the ocean! Tidal water in swamp does not count. He also had no respect for the locals. Still, all expeditions contributed to our history I guess. Thanks I will get those books.
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Follow Up By: Carlin - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 19:11

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 19:11
I found the furst and third ones.
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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 23:09

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 23:09
I am not sure if this might be an option for you Carlin, but they are playing a story of the Burke & Wills expedition on ABC local radio Broken Hill lately.

I am not sure if it is available from them or the ABC shop. Maybe email them and they could tell you if it is available.

I have a few different stories about explorers and various subjects that I have on a USB flash drive and play them in the car as we travel along.

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Follow Up By: Carlin - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 08:08

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 08:08
What other stories do you use in the car about explorers i will look up abc online thanks!
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Follow Up By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 21:36

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 21:36
Carlin, I have some of Len Beadells stories, and also on the local ABC some time ago there was a series about the early days of Broken Hill.

I also trawl through various podcasts on the net and pick out stories that I think that I would be interested in and download them.
And again, put them on a USB flash drive.

I use a Flash drive rather than a CD because they don't jump around on the corrugations.

If you have a tapedeck in your car, there are usually some good audio books available from your local library.


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