In Leichhardt's Footsteps
First published in 1997, this edition 2008
Soft cover, 260 pages
The disappearance in 1848 of Leichhardt and his party is one of the most enduring mysteries in Australia's history. Nearly 100 years later four stockmen found some strange colonial artefacts on a remote Queensland property, it seemed some of the questions may have been answered. The author was one of the men who made the discovery. Simpson now tells how he and his mates went on a journey of investigation of what they believed to be Leichhardt's passing, offering his own explanation for what happened to the ill-fated expedition.