I loved this book. In my primary school years Australian history and the explorers was part of the school curriculum and I well remember them, including Edward John Eyre. His explorations were touched on then but the greater detail afforded by this wonderful book had me enthralled from start to finish. From age 18 years he ventured forth in this country in his quest to find a way through seemingly impenetrable scrubland and desert. He eventually made overlanding livestock a reality and in doing all this, he never lost his faith but was brought almost to oblivion. He was a man of great humanity in his dealings with the aborigines, he was fair in his dealings with both the black and white races and he valued the many friends he made amongst them. His honesty, integrity, care for his fellow man and his pure likeability is to be so much admired. This book deserves a special place on a bookshelf.