'In this witty and satirical revisiting of Australia’s heroic past, Craig Cormick rediscovers the contributions of Indigenous Australians that have always remained unrecorded and unacknowledged, Australia’s unwritten histories.'
'Drawing on original records of the time, he has turned the spotlight away from its traditional focus to illuminate those whom history has forgotten. Great explorers, teachers, warriors and dreamers, who were there when Banks first saw a Banksia or when explorers Burke and Wills staggered on from Coopers Creek, but they have vanished simply because their stories were unrecorded.' (Source: Publisher's website)
'Craig Cormick imaginatively revisits Burke and WIlls' expedition to cross the Australian continent in 1860-1, proving thw the past really is a foreign country. With a biting satirical eye, he delves a little deeper into the minds and motives - as well as the myths - of Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills.' (Publication summary)