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John Mcdougall Stuart's Expeditions 1860 -62
Good hardback, bottom of spine is scuffed and small piece of jacket is missing. Sun faded on spine.
Internally excellent condition.
ISBN 1864480386

168 pages
Other Information: 60 colour illustrations
Published In: Australia, 01 March 1996

In the early nineteenth century, many explorers were drawn to uncover the mysteries of Australia's desert centre, and many failed. Starting from Adelaide in 1860, the tough Scot and superlative bushman McDouall Stuart led three expeditions across the centre, finally reaching the northern coast three years later. Stuart rode over 14,000 kilometres across Australia's most unyielding terrain, yet did not lose a single man. But the achievement came at a bitter cost. His health shattered, he died soon after, virtually unknown and unrecognised. Edward Stokes argues that he is Australia's greatest explorer, even though he is not as well-known today as Burke, Eyre or Sturt. In Across The Centre, Stokes recreates McDouall Stuart's expeditions, taking us through country that remains stark and compelling. His evocative photographs, together with vivid extracts from the explorer's diaries and a lively narrative, allow us to share the achievements of the indomitable Stuart, 'king of Australian explorers'. Across The Centre is Edward Stokes' third book on Australia's great inland explorers.
Table of Contents

Preface1 A bush surveyor 2 A compelling ambition 3 Three men alone 4 Beyond the Centre: 1860 expedition 5 The acclaimed explorer 6 A bitter defeat: 1861 expedition 7 Northwards again 8 Bold companions all: 1862 expedition 9 The coast at last: 1862 expedition 10 Homeward march Bibliography

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1864480386
EAN: 9781864480382
Dimensions: 28.5 x 25.5 centimetres
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