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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
Paperback, 277 pages
Published October 27th 2008 by Viking
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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
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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