Walker in the Wilderness by Judith Anketell (1998)

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Author Judith Anketell
Barcode 9780859052436
ISBN 9780859052436
Format Books
Publisher Hesperian Press
Size 210 x 297 x 1mm
Weight (g) 485 g

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In Walker in the Wilderness the exploits of this engineer and surveyor are traced as he opened up large tracts of Australia.

He is one of a band of intrepid public servants who lived and worked in inhospitable country beyond the bounds of civilisation. His efforts, and those of other public servants engaged in similar pioneering work, have been undeservedly overlooked.

Whether looking for water for survival or negotiating with settlers ... Read More

In Walker in the Wilderness the exploits of this engineer and surveyor are traced as he opened up large tracts of Australia.

He is one of a band of intrepid public servants who lived and worked in inhospitable country beyond the bounds of civilisation. His efforts, and those of other public servants engaged in similar pioneering work, have been undeservedly overlooked.

Whether looking for water for survival or negotiating with settlers for politicians his skills were tested and were all part of the job. A true pioneer, he lived and worked in inhospitable country. His life work is an important part of Western Australian history and in the broader context, of the nation's history.

Walker in the Wilderness brings to life the dangers, harshness and fascination of the lonely Nullarbor, the Sandy Desert and the Tasmanian wilderness as it traces the exploits and humanity of this intrepid surveyor/explorer and the men and animals under his command.

The outback, with its dangers, harshness and fascination, comes to life as Anketell relates the commitment and humanity of a pioneer explorer and the working life of the men and animals under his command.

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Author Judith Anketell
Barcode 9780859052436
Isbn 9780859052436
Format Books
Publisher Hesperian Press
Size 210 x 297 x 1mm
Weight (g) 485 g

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