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Issue Details: First known date: 1925... 1925 Across Unknown Australia
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In 1923, Michael Terry bought an old Ford automobile with the intention of crossing northern Australia from east to west. However, the trip had to be postponed when mislaid mail wreaked havoc with his arrangements with his intended travelling partner. Whilst having a beer in a pub in Winton, though, Terry's attention was caught by a stockman he overheard talking among a group of men. He approached the stockman with an invitation to accompany him on his exploratory journey and, to Terry's surprise, the stockman, Richard (Dick) Yockney, accepted. The two shortly thereafter set off on what was to be a journey of endurance, marvel and survival across largely roadless and uncharted territory which, at one point, almost cost them their lives.


  • Dedication: To three men whose spontaneous generosity has been one of the outstanding pleasures of my life

    J. H.

    R. S.

    A. D. M.

    All Scotsmen!

    And to

    Horace Shafto Orde


    in my earliest days,

    to my family's consternation,

    stirred in me

    the desire to wander afield

    ahead of the crowd.

  • Author's note: An Acknowledgement - the author wishes to express his deep gratitude to Arthur Compton-Rickett, Esq., LL.D. for his valuable guidance and criticism in the writing of this book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Herbert Jenkins ,
      1925 .
      Alternative title: Across Unknown Australia : A Thrilling Account of Exploration in the Northern Territory of Australia
      Extent: 311p.
      Description: illus., maps, port. of author
      Reprinted: 1926
      • Includes appendices.
Last amended 21 Mar 2017 11:33:12
  • Northern Territory,
  • North West Queensland, Queensland,
  • 1923
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