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I read this book as background to holiday I'm about to go on through Queensland's outback. While I enjoyed the background information on Bourke interesting I was constantly questioning the dialogue. As far as I know there wasn't anybody taking notes as the expeditioners spoke amongst themselves so the dialogue was, quite frankly, ridiculous. Our guess is as good as the author's on when somebody patted another on the back or took a sip of water. Also, having Walker referred to not once, but twice ...more