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Starvation in a Land of Plenty
Author: Michael Cathcart

ISBN: 9780642277909
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 October 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 22.0
Description:
Between 23 April and 28 June 1861, Wills documented the torments and disappointments that led to his and Burke's destruction. Surprising to many, though, Wills was not the second-in-command but, rather, the party's 'surveyor, astronomical and meteorological observer'. His entries would go on to help historians understand the circumstances that led to the tragic end of the expedition. Today, the diary is held by the National Library of Australia and forms the foundation of Starvation in a Land of Plenty.

About the Author

Michael Cathcart was born in Melbourne in 1956-the year that television came to Australia. He was educated at Melbourne Grammar, the University of Melbourne, ANU and a tyre factory in Port Melbourne. He has worked as a schoolteacher, university lecturer and theatre director. Cathcart has presented several Radio National programs, including 'Arts Today' and the 'Radio National Quiz', and for ABC TV he has presented the history magazine show 'Rewind' and the documentary series 'Rogue Nation'. Cathcart is the author of Defending the National Tuckshop (1988), an expose...

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