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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Penelope Goes West : On the Road from Sydney to Margaret River and Back
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'Tim Bowden loves travelling and camping and has a great interest in Australian history. So, when he decided to take off to Western Australia with his wife Ros and their newly acquired camping trailer and four-wheel-drive (named Penelope as to travel in her was to be truly to the Manor Born), it was only natural that their journey would be just as much about history as the travails and joys of the gypsy life. Crossing the Nullarbor Plain on roughly the same track taken by the courageous young explorer Edward John Eyre, and following the coast in the wake of the admirable Matthew Flinders, Tim kept a diary of his and Ros's two-month journey. The result is an engrossing travel tale that takes you from Sydney to the far southwest of Western Australia and back. Told with Tim Bowden's wry humour and love of a good yarn, Penelope Goes West brings vividly to life the dramatic stories of pioneer explorers, tales of bush life today and the many ups (and occasional down) of life on the road.' (Publisher's blurb)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1999 .
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      Extent: xiv, 242 pp.
      Description: ill, ports, map
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      • Bibliography: p. 241-242.
      ISBN: 1865080667
    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2000 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: xiv, 242 pp.
      ISBN: 1865080667
Last amended 1 Jun 2012 15:27:26
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  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Margaret River, Margaret River area, Busselton - Augusta area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
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