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Blue Peaks and Red Ridges

Blue Peaks and Red Ridges

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Blue Peaks and Red Ridges

Blue Peaks and Red Ridges

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Product Overview

Product No:
19104
Author:
Peter Muir
Publisher:
Western Desert Guides
ISBN:
9780958671507
Edition Date:
April 1996
Pages:
448
Size:
140 x 214 x 26 mm
Weight:
712 g
Format:
Paperback
Sales Rank:
595 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

The 1965-66 Camplire Field Notes of Desert Exploration in Western Australia.

This is Peter Muir's sixteen month diary of his exploits as a dogger and his 4WD exploration work for the Agricultural Protection Board of a little known virgin area of Western Australia in 1965 and 1966. It gives a wonderful insight into the day to day experiences of one of the last Western Desert Explorers.

His writing style captures the Essence and Soul of a Wilderness Area, which only a few can appreciate and even fewer can put into words. Written over a long period of sustained isolation, Peter weaves throughout his 468 page work, the history and locations of the all time Great Explorers like Giles and Canning. His writings paint vivid pictures of local identities from Wiluna and those he meets in the course of his work along the No1 Rabbit Proof Fence as far north as Jiggalong.

He sensitively portrays his contact with Aboriginal people, their association with the land, their sites and water holes. His work is so vivid and vital, that as an Armchair Reader one shares with feeling, his journey, and spirituality. Those more inclined, can trace his expeditions and locate his well detailed campsite blazes. His photos are unique, and like his works, are rare.

Current reviews for 'Blue Peaks and Red Ridges'

Life of a dogger along the rabbit proof fence - by Rick H
7 June, 2017

4 Stars

Incredible book about a dingo doggers life in the north of Wiluna Having been in the area several times I can relate to his life style and love of the country


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