Outback Pioneers by Evan McHugh

Outback Pioneers by Evan McHugh

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Great Achievers of the Australian Bush

In Outback Pioneers, Evan McHugh gathers the enthralling stories of the men and women who opened up the Australian outback and in the process discovered the beauty and terror of this extraordinary country.

We meet the little-known convict explorer John Wilson, the first European to cross the Blue Mountains (though history favours the proper English gentlemen Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson); we follow Australia's greatest drover, Nat Buchanan, as he blazes stock routes from one side of the country to another; and we marvel at the genius and grit of the men who overcome political treachery to build the Coolgardie Pipeline and the Trans-Australian Railway.



The First Pioneers
John Wilson (c.1770 - 1800)

Hungry Jim
James Tyson (1819 - 1898)

Old Bluey
Nat Buchanan (1826 - 1901)

The Quiet Achiever
Dervish Bejah (c1862 - 1957)

The Water Bringer
C.Y. O'Connor (1843 - 1902)

A Bond of Iron
The Trans-Australian Railway (1912 - 1917)

No Place for a Woman
The Country Women's Association (1922 - )

Bush Nurse
Grace Francis (1892 - 1959)

No Better Sound
John Flynn (1880 - 1951)

The Pedal Radio Man
Alfred Traeger (1895 - 1980)

The School of The Air
Adelaide Miethke (1881 - 1962)

The Last Bushman
R.M. Williams (1908 - 2003)

Outback Rescue
Peter McRae (1951 - ) and Frank Manthey (1938 - )

Additional product information

ISBN: ISBN 9780143010760.
Size: approx. 198mm X 129mm.
Pages: 277pages.
Binding: Soft laminated cover. Perfect bound.
Publication Date: (2009).
Author and/or publisher Evan McHugh. (Penguin Books).

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