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Outback Pioneers: Great achievers of the Australian bush

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'There were few more exotic places in Australia. Tribal Aboriginal people could still be seen around the town. Camel trains slowly made their way through the red-stone gorge that split MacDonnell Range. Rugged cattlemen and hard-bitten prospectors strode the streets.'

In Outback Pionners, Evan McHugh gathers the enthralling stories of the men and women who opened up the Aus
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Paperback, 277 pages
Published October 27th 2008 by Viking
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Jack Kirby and the X-man
Provides a fantastic insight into the pioneers of the Australian outback.

While many of the Outback Pioneers are well known - Wentworth, Blaxland and Lawson's crossing of the Blue Mountains, Burke and Wills' attempted North-South crossing of Australia, and even Sturt's voyage down the Murray River. Still others are remembered through highways - Hume's Sydney to what is now Melbourne, Stuart's sucessful North - South crossing of Australia and Eyre's East-West crossing along the southern coast. Thi
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Brian
You'd think that whoever put this book up would have seen fit to have a cover picture...

The book itself is a really easy-to-read rendition of some of the noted pioneers of Australian outback. Definitely worth a read.
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