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Alternative title: Birdsville : My Year in the Back of beyond
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Birdsville
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'For a town with seventy residents (on a good day), Birdsville is remarkably well known – the Birdsville Track, the rodeo, the pub, the infamous races. With its ruggedness, inaccessibility and larrikin charm, this small town on the edge of the Simpson Desert has become a symbol of the great Australian outback. What is it about Birdsville that has made it stand so large in our legends? And what's it like to live there amongst the floods and the heat and the dust storms? To find out, Evan McHugh packed up his Sydney home, bought a four-wheel drive and headed off with his wife for a year in the back of beyond. Here, he tells us of the large adventures – midnight desert rescues, aerial mustering on vast cattle stations, relentless heat and massive floods – but also the small details of life in one of Australia's most isolated towns – like driving 700 kilometres to go shopping. As the month fly by, Evan learns about an ancient culture, sees dunes carpeted in millions of tiny wildflowers, and meets the members of an outback community facing extraordinary challenges with quiet determination and buckets of good humour.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2009 .
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      Extent: 270p.
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      • Publication date 03 August 2009
      ISBN: 9780670072712

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  • Sound recording.
  • Large print.

Works about this Work

My Brush with the Scrub Terry Smyth , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 September 2009; (p. 10-11)
[Review] Birdsville Nicola Robinson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 89 no. 1 2009; (p. 43)

— Review of Birdsville Evan McHugh , 2009 single work autobiography
Books Ian Nichols , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 August 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of The Dead Path Stephen M. Irwin , 2009 single work novel ; Birdsville Evan McHugh , 2009 single work autobiography
Books Ian Nichols , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 August 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of The Dead Path Stephen M. Irwin , 2009 single work novel ; Birdsville Evan McHugh , 2009 single work autobiography
[Review] Birdsville Nicola Robinson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 89 no. 1 2009; (p. 43)

— Review of Birdsville Evan McHugh , 2009 single work autobiography
My Brush with the Scrub Terry Smyth , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 September 2009; (p. 10-11)
Last amended 9 Sep 2020 15:44:18
Subjects:
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
  • Birdsville, Birdsville - Boulia area, South West Queensland, Queensland,
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