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Penelope Bungles to Broome - Tim Bowden

Penelope Bungles to Broome

Paperback Published: 1st June 2002
ISBN: 9781865087993
Number Of Pages: 320

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'We were completely unprepared for the magnificence of the gallery suddenly revealed. A shiver ran up my spine as I saw for the first time the great white Wandjina spirit figures, two and three times larger than human scale.' So begins Tim Bowden's fascination with rarely seen Aboriginal rock art, a major theme in this most recent book detailing the Bowdens' continuing love affair with Australia.

On their latest journey Tim and Ros Bowden explore the Kimberley by land and sea, where dramatic twelve-metre tides guard coastal locations unchanged by time - still as 17th century buccaneer William Dampier first described them. For three months, Tim and Ros and their trusty four-wheel-drive, Penelope, travelled from the improbably sculptured Bungle Bungles to the Pilbara and the wildflower-filled Mid West.

Bowden's enthusiasm for history is infectious and this book is peppered with great stories of present and past, ill-fated settlements and expeditions, tragic tourist deaths and the grandeur of Australia's intriguing, spectacular north-west.

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Maps

1 Assignation with Alice

2 Tackling the Tanami

3 Cruising with the Ancient Mariners

4 Kimberley Kaleidoscope

5 Into the Bungle Bungles

6 The Bradshaws

7 You Can't Drink Tea Through a Fly Veil

8 Engorged

9 Blown Away

10 Wildflowers and Wild Places

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ISBN: 9781865087993
ISBN-10: 1865087998
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st June 2002
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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