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The Explorers : Stories of Discovery and Adventure from the Australian Frontier - Tim Flannery

The Explorers

Stories of Discovery and Adventure from the Australian Frontier

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Published: 11th September 2000
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A lively collection of extraordinary stories of adventure and discovery, The Explorers tells the epic saga of the conquest and settlement of Australia. Editor Tim Flannery selects sixty-seven accounts that convey the sense of wonder and discovery, along with the human dimensions of struggle and deprivation that occurred in the exploration of the last continent to be fully mapped by Europeans.

Beginning with the story of Dutch captain Willem Janz's 1606 expedition at Cape York -- the bloody outcome of which would sadly foreshadow future relations between colonists and Aboriginal peoples -- and running through Robyn Davidson's 1977 camelback ride through the desolate Outback deserts, The Explorers bristles with the enterprise that Flannery explains as "heroic, for nowhere else did explorers face such an obdurate country".

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THE EXPLORERS

By GRAEME

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Pros

  • Deeply Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Political Subject
  • White History

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  • Reference

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AN EXCELLENT REFERNCE THAT IN SOME QUARTERS IS POLITICALLY INCORRECT TO TO REFER TO. A HISTORY REVISIONISTS PLAYGROUND UNFORTUNATELY.

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ISBN: 9780802137197
ISBN-10: 0802137199
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 11th September 2000
Publisher: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43