Sturt's Desert Drama

Sturt's Desert Drama

By: Ivan Rudolph

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Sturt's Desert Drama. 1844 - A motley party under Charles Sturt sets out to penetrate Australia's mysterious Centre. The hour is desperate: South Australia is sliding into bankruptcy and the colonials look to Sturt as the "Father of Australian Exploration" to find rich lands to rescue the economy. The massive, unwieldy expedition plods up the Murray, dragging along a whaleboat in the hopes of finding an inland sea. The explorers' original diaries and letters are quoted from freely, to enable you to ride into the fierce, blazing deserts with them, to feel what they felt and picture what they saw. They encounter searing heat, flies, poor food, hostile Aborigines - and scurvy! One perished; each wondered who would be next. Could their steely resolve force the Inland to yield its secrets?

Title: Sturt's Desert Drama

Author Name: Ivan Rudolph

Categories: Australian History,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2013

ISBN Number: 1925046257

ISBN Number 13: 9781925046250

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 23.0 x 16.0 x 2.6 cm

Kg: 0.54 Kg

Seller ID: 9781925046250

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