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Australian backyard explorer (2009)

by Peter Macinnis

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Published by the National Library of Australia. Learn how to be an explorer in your own backyard! Would you know how to find water and food, collect plants, make a shelter and stay alive if you were out in the bush? As you delve into this book full of the adventures of the European explorers of Australia, you will experience with them their many challenges, such as finding their way, mapping an area, trapping animals and coping with drought. All the old favourites are here James Cook, John Oxley, Hamilton Hume, Edward John Eyre, Ludwig Leichhardt, Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills, and others who are less well-known. Theirs are stories not only of tragedy, conflict and death, but also of loyalty, amazing perseverance and wonder over the new animals and landscapes they encountered. Australian Backyard Explorer is filled with paintings, photos, drawings, journal extracts, interesting fact boxes and practical projects to do in your backyard.

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Australian Backyard Explorer tells the stories of many intrepid individuals who explored the Australian continent in the first 120 years of European settlement. It includes little-known explorers as well as the old favourites, such as James Cook, Edward John Eyre, Robert O?Hara Burke and William John Wills. There are tales not only of tragedy, conflict and death, but also of loyalty, amazing perseverance and wonder over the new animals and landscapes they encountered.… (more)

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