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'This is the colourful story of Francis Birtles, a fascinating individual who led a life of incredible adventure and exploration in Australia and throughout the world.

A narrative account of the life and times of one of Australia's most extraordinary adventurers - a man who crossed Australia more than 70 times in the early part of the 20th century - by bicycle and car.

In 1927 he achieved the greatest motoring feat of the times, driving a car from London to Melbourne. This story follows his exploits across scorching Arabic deserts, through steamy Indian jungles and mountain snowstorms.

In between these journeys he made a collection of documentaries and films of his encounters with the outback. He documented his exploration of Australia in his book, Battlefronts of Outback. He eventually travelled to the Northern Territory in search of gold and retired a wealthy man.' (Publisher's blurb)

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Daredevils Enthrall with Derring-Do Ross Fitzgerald , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 November 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of Francis Birtles : Australian Adventurer Warren Brown , 2012 single work biography ; Unknown Warrior : The Search for Australia's Greatest Ace Mike Rosel , 2012 single work biography
Daredevil Adventurer Full of Driving Ambition Robert Willson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 October 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Francis Birtles : Australian Adventurer Warren Brown , 2012 single work biography
That's All Very Well, Old Chap, But You're Holding up Traffic Julie Power , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 October 2012; (p. 4)
Daredevil Adventurer Full of Driving Ambition Robert Willson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 October 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Francis Birtles : Australian Adventurer Warren Brown , 2012 single work biography
Daredevils Enthrall with Derring-Do Ross Fitzgerald , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 November 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of Francis Birtles : Australian Adventurer Warren Brown , 2012 single work biography ; Unknown Warrior : The Search for Australia's Greatest Ace Mike Rosel , 2012 single work biography
That's All Very Well, Old Chap, But You're Holding up Traffic Julie Power , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 October 2012; (p. 4)
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