ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 51

3rd December, 2003. In this issue: New Len Beadell Products, Expeditions of our Outback Explorers, Natural History and Human Endeavour, Reference Books, Books for Kids and Travel Guides.
Dear ExplorOz Reader,

In the last couple of days we have added 15 new products to the shop - mostly books, but also some items we've never stocked before such as "audio books", "kids books" and even a raffle ticket for charity. So sit back and browse online - Xmas shopping has never been easier for those that love the outback...

New Len Beadell Products

A lifetime in the Bush: Biography of Len Beadell

Len Beadell can lay claim to being the last of the great explorers of Australia: in the 1950's and 60's he undertook solo surveys which led to the building of many of the roads travelled today only by 4WD vehicles in the most remote areas of Australia's outback. But Len was more than just a surveyor - he was an author, cartoonist, raconteur and, above all, a great family man. A great story about a great man - a great gift that will be appreciated by anyone who loves remote Australia.

Too Long in the Bush - Video Part 2

This video is a sequel to 'Too Long in the Bush - Part 1' which we've had on the shop for a long time now. The reason we didn't initially stock Part 2 was because it was compiled after Len's death but due to popular demand we have now taken this into our regular stock. So to all those that have dying for us to get it in - get your orders in now!

Expeditions of our Outback Explorers

The Beckoning West: The story of H.S. Trotman and the Canning Stock Route.

Author Elanor Smith researched this book by spending many days by the campfire listening to Trotmans stories. She has enabled Trotman to tell his story of 5 expeditions on the CSR. A must-read for any CSR traveller, especially since the other well-known CSR guide book to the history of the Canning by the Gard's is still currently out of print.

The Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition 1896-7

This is a must-read for a Canning Stock Route or Calvert Ranges trip. This is Calvert's personal journal and is not only of historical interest but will guide you to find some amazing things in the Calvert Ranges that are not documented anywhere else.

Australia Twice Traversed - Ernest Giles

Actually written by Giles himself, this book is a narrative record of his historic expeditions to cross Australia from east to west in the late 1800s.

Coopers Creek

This is the classic account of the Burke and Wills expedition across Australia by author Alan Moorehead. A must-read for anyone travelling to Innamincka where this story ends in tragedy.

Natural History and Human Endeavour

The Simpson Desert

Containing straight-forward, comprehensive information, maps and photographs, this book is a must for anyone who has, or is intending to travel the Simpson Desert written by the Simpson expert himself, Mark Shepherd.

Kidman - the Forgotten King

This is the biography of legendary Sidney Kidman. This book explores the fascinating Kidman facts and fictions, and gives a balanced, thoroughly entertaining account of this larger-than-life Australian and his exceptional achievements.

Reference Books

Don't Die in the Bush

What a great title! In this book you will learn not only how to survive in the bush, but also to make the most of your camping adventures. It has the good oil on cooking and navigating, descriptions of dangerous animals and plants, camping contact details and a thought-provoking chapter on the future of camping in Australia and much more. An excellent reference and a great Xmas gift idea for male or females, young or old!

Wild Food Plants of Australia

Ever wanted to know what kind of plants you could safely eat? Well now you can with this comprehensive, yet conveniently sized ready-reference guide to Wild Food Plants of Australia.

Books for Kids

The Birdsville Monster

The first in our new category of stuff for kids, is this a lovely fiction picture book suitable for 3 - 10yr olds.

Travel Guides

River Tracks - Exploring Australia's Rivers

This book covers 5 of Australia's major rivers including the Goulburn River, Murray River, Murrumbidgee River, Darling River and Cooper Creek and provides 6 routes along them suitable for both 2WD and 4WD vehicles.

Variety Club 4WD Event Raffle Ticket

 The Ultimate Offroad and Camping Package Raffle

To assist in raising our $3,500 donation to participate in the 2004 Variety 4WD Adventure we have a fantastic raffle with a total prize pool of over $8000. Tickets are just $5 each, and you can buy as many as you like until the closing date of 29th December 2003. By purchasing this raffle ticket you go in the draw for the following items:

First Prize: 4WD Accessories to the value of $7,650 and includes tent, swags, fridge and a huge range of accessories from ARB.
Second Prize: Gull Fuel to the value of $1000
Third Prize: Weekend for Two at Quest Village Fremantle

To give you just one more incentive, ExplorOz has 2 copies of the new ring bound Road Atlas from Hema (valued at $29.95) to give-away to raffle buyers. One will go to the person who buys the most raffle tickets from us, and the other will be drawn randomly from all who purchase at least one ticket.

GPS and Accessories

 Fantastic Meridian Package Deal

Save $127 with this special Xmas Deal on the Meridian Gold GPS with a blank 64Meg data card and the Magellan Discover Aus software.

To all our site users, Visitors, Members and Advertisers we wish you a Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays
David, Michelle, Juliana, Kerry and Chris
The ExplorOz Team - read all about the team here.

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