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  • Hardcover: 222 pages
  • Publisher: H.Hamilton; First Edition edition (Dec. 1963)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241901189
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241901182
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 15 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,791,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alan Moorehead was born in Melbourne in 1910. He came to England in 1937, an made a world-wide reputation as a journalist and war correspondent, and since the war, as the writer of a remarkable series of vivid reconstructions of historical events. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Irish Rover on 14 May 2008
Format: Paperback
Moorehead was a quality writer. This is a true story, told with balance and skill. It tells the tale of Burke and Wills, who lead the first attempt to cross Australia from south to north and back again. They were brave, but they were ill prepared to face the unknown interior of Australia. In an age of mobile communications and a planet that has been thoroughly explored, we find it difficult to put ourselves in the mind of such men who, with little knowledge and little chance of rescue should things go wrong, nevertheless set out on such an intrepid journey into the unknown. I read the book many years ago, and it has remained clearly in my memory. It is not so much a book about Australia, or exploration, but rather a story of courage in the face of adversity, of bravery amounting to foolhardiness, of bad luck, and of the startling ability of the aboriginal people to thrive in conditions that 'civilised' westerners cannot tolerate - there is a lesson here for those who will listen. I will not spoil it for those who do not know how it ended, but will say only that if it was a novel or film you would think it far-fetched. I recommend this book very highly.
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By Javaslublu Books on 10 Sept. 2008
Format: Hardcover
The classic account of the Burke and Wills expedition across Australia and the fated drama that took place on Cooper's Creek in the remote interior of the continent in 1861.
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An incredible yet little known true story... 29 Nov. 2002
By sir_isaac_newton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This factual account of the first recorded south-north crossing of Australia, in Victorian times, is more amazing than any fictional adventure would dare be. A film of this book several years ago did surprising little raise awareness of the undertaking. The story recounts the key attempts and the elaborate expeditions involved. The crux of the story really revolves around a series of unfortunate & serious mishaps and incredible near misses. Tragedy was almost avoided numerous times but ultimately...well read the book; the story ultimately has a sad and a happy ending! The fact that the story is known and accurately recorded is in itself an incredible sub-plot. It is hard to believe sometimes that this is a true story -- yet this is a case of real life being more amazing than one would dare write as fiction! The story is quite detailed but hang in there, the threads all come together in an incredible finale.
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Cooper's Creek 1 Jun. 2009
By Giuseppe Ussani - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Excellent book.Ideal for anyone wanting to visit inner Australia. Adventure at the highest level. Very enjoyable.
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moldy 10 Jun. 2010
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It was not in the condition noted. It had mold or milldew on the edges and smelled so bad I tossed.
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