The Explorers by Tim Flannery
Stories of Discovery and Adventure from the Australian Frontier

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From the account of how a convict rescued Eliza Fraser to the story of Maori chief Te Pahi saving lives of condemned thieves in Sydney in 1805 and how John Ainsworth Horrocks was shot by his camel, "The Explorers" takes us beyond the frontier into a world of danger, compassion, humour, brutality and death. It not only includes the work of Wills, Giles, Leichhardt, Stuart, Eyre and Mitchell, but a host of other fascinating figures too, documenting almost four centuries of exploration.

About Tim Flannery

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TIM FLANNERY has written many award-winning books, including The Weather Makers, which reached #1 in Canada, An Explorer's Notebook, Now or Never and Here on Earth. He is the National Geographic Society's Australasian representative and a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. In January 2007, he was named Australian of the Year and in 2011, he became Australia's first climate commissioner. Visit him online at
Published January 1, 1998 by Text Pub. 400 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Historical documents, intelligently selected, on the exploration of Australia.

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