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y Eyre : The Forgotten Explorer single work   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'Edward John Eyre was one of the most intrepid explorers to tackle the unforgiving Australian outback - and one of the youngest. Lake Eyre, the Eyre Highway between Adelaide and Perth, and many other landmarks are named after him, yet so little is known of his time here. Author Ivan Rudolph shows how this idealistic young Englishman - still in his teens when he arrived in New South Wales in 1833 - transformed himself into a rugged frontiersman, one of the first to overland cattle to Melbourne and Adelaide. But it's Eyre's attempt on the Nullarbor that was the peak of his Australian career. Determined to find an overland route to Perth, he left Adelaide with a small party on 18 June 1840. Ivan Rudolph relates their journey step by step - and it makes for gripping reading. Beset by the harsh terrain, scarcity of water, the danger from hostile Indigenous people and dissent - and worse - among Eyre's companions, could Eyre achieve his ambition and find a way across the Nullarbor? A fascinating portrait of a forgotten hero of Australian history.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2014 .
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      Extent: 416p.
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      • Published 1 September 2013
      ISBN: 9781743099797

Works about this Work

Exploring Eyre's Enigma Tim Lloyd , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 September 2013; (p. 63)
Exploring Eyre's Enigma Tim Lloyd , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 September 2013; (p. 63)
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