Following Burke & Wills Across Australia
A Touring Guide.
Author: Dave Phoenix
First published: 2015 This edition: 2019
Format: Softcover 392 pages
Following Burke and Wills Across Australia guides you on a road trip that follows one of history's great transcontinental journeys, sharing the explorers' experiences on the way. Maps lay out a route that takes you as close as possible to the Expeditions track.
As you travel the outback roads, you can learn all the details of the day to day journey of the Expedition from the explorer's own words, and compare what you see with their descriptions of the country in 1860-61. Each chapter provides information about what to see now: the location and descriptions of the markers and memorials placed along the route over the 150 years since the Expedition, and places you can stand where the explorers stood and looked out over prospects they drew and described.
The book is a perfect companion for those wanting to see outback Australia, and at the same time understand a journey that has attained mythical status in the history of Australian exploration. Even if you want to follow only part of the track, this is the book for you.