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Wild Spirit : How a year in the African rainforest changed an Australian woman's life

By: Annette Henderson

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 2009

Seller ID: 9781741666717

ISBN: 1741666716

Condition: New


In June 1975, Australian couple Annette and Win Henderson find themselves stranded in Libreville, Gabon, after travelling halfway across Africa. When a thief robs their Kombivan, they are left penniless - with no way to go back and no way to go on. They are saved by a chance meeting with a local expat, who offers them jobs in a remote mining camp in the mountains, close to the Congo border, in a region never visited by tourists, accessible only by canoe. At the camp, Annette battles isolation, culture shock and the challenges of a job for which she is ill-prepared. She finds solace and joy in ... View more info

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Wild Spirit : How a year in the African rainforest changed an Australian woman's life [used book]

By: Annette Henderson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 2009

Seller ID: 1741666716

ISBN: 1741666716

Condition: Good


In June 1975, Australian couple Annette and Win Henderson find themselves stranded in Libreville, Gabon, after travelling halfway across Africa. When a thief robs their Kombivan, they are left penniless - with no way to go back and no way to go on. They are saved by a chance meeting with a local expat, who offers them jobs in a remote mining camp in the mountains, close to the Congo border, in a region never visited by tourists, accessible only by canoe. At the camp, Annette battles isolation, culture shock and the challenges of a job for which she is ill-prepared. She finds solace and joy in ... View more info

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The Leichhardt Diaries: Early travels in Australia during 1842-1844 Ludwig Leichhardt ***Temporarily Out of Stock***

By: Edited by Thomas A. Darragh and Roderick J. Fensham

Price: $64.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2013

Edition: Volume 7 Part 1

Seller ID: A1106

Condition: New


The first printed English translation of the German explorer and scientist Ludwig Leichhardt’s diaries from 1841-1844. During the 30 months covered by the diaries, Leichhardt arrives in Australia as a diligent student from the lower strata of Prussian society without connections, capital or prospects; and by the closing passages he reveals his intentions to mount the first expedition across the north-eastern quarter of the continent. The diaries reveal how Leichhardt navigated his way through Sydney society and then found his confidence as a scientific traveller, along the way a... View more info