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The Lost Boy : The Story of Clinton Liebelt - Robert Wainwright

The Lost Boy

The Story of Clinton Liebelt

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Published: 1st April 2004
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In the stifling Australian heat of October 1993, a campsite the size of a small town was spontaneously created at a lonely desert roadhouse by the side of the Stuart Highway, which links Darwin with Alice Springs.

The 1200 men and women who swagged on the unforgiving ground beside their horses, cars, trucks and even helicopters had come to this isolated place Dunmarra to help solve a mystery and save a life.

A local son had disappeared without a trace. No-one was certain if he had been abducted or lost in the hostile bush around the roadhouse, but all knew it was a search where hours could mean the difference between life and death.

But there was much more at stake. They came from all corners of the far-flung Northern Territory townspeople, stockmen, tourists, police, soldiers and emergency services to help their friends, to forge a community bond and to test themselves, emotionally and physically, in a land untamed by more than a century of European settlement.

It would be a desperate search for a life and a triumphant assertion of the human spirit. Robert Wainwright followed this unfolding drama as a working journalist in 1993 and now, a decade later, he explores the raw, gripping story of an outback family embroiled in one of Australia's biggest manhunts to find that the core of our national identity mateship in troubled times is, indeed, real and alive.

They Fell from the Skyp. 1
Adelep. 4
A New Life Beckonsp. 9
Stevep. 14
Parallel Livesp. 21
Bush Justicep. 29
42 Wheelsp. 37
Clingerp. 46
'Wha's the Sea, Mummy?'p. 52
The Desert Has No Logicp. 59
Dunmarrap. 65
Chooks in the Bedroomsp. 72
A Teddy Named Victorp. 81
'Where Are You Going, Clint?'p. 90
Stay at This Lightp. 97
Shenandoah: the Search Beginsp. 103
Don't Give Up Hopep. 113
A Community Comes Togetherp. 122
They Could Do Nothing but Prayp. 127
I Became Famesep. 137
I'll Never Stop Searchingp. 145
The Best of Peoplep. 153
Orange Peoplep. 159
It's Only the Helmet àp. 165
We'll Finish with Some Water as You Gop. 170
Clint is Homep. 175
A Renewed Faith in Human Kindnessp. 180
Postscriptp. 187
Notes on Sourcesp. 188
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ISBN: 9781741143423
ISBN-10: 174114342X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1