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Scorched: Pushing the boundaries across the Sahara

By: Annette Henderson

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, CopyRight Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: 000095


In a Volksagen Kombivan, long before the advent of global positioning systems or satellite phones, they risked all to pit themselves against everything the desert could hold. Searing temperatures, shifting sands, hostile officialdom and trackless wastes challenged them daily, and forced the 29-year-old Annette to discover strengths she was unaware she had. Scorched is the inspiring story of an extraordinary adventure and a journey of self-discovery, rich with unforgetta... View more info

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Wild Spirit: How a year in the African rainforest changed an Australian woman's life.

By: Annette Henderson

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 2009

Seller ID: 000094


In June 1975, Australian couple Annette and Win Henderson find themselves stranded in Libreville, Gabon, after travelling halfway across Africa. When a thief robs their Kombivan, they are left penniless - with no way to go back and no way to go on. They are saved by a chance meeting with a local expat, who offers them jobs in a remote mining camp in the mountains, close to the Congo border, in a region never visited by tourists, accessible only by canoe. At the camp, Ann... View more info

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The Leichhardt Diaries: Early travels in Australia during 1842-1844 Ludwig Leichhardt

By: Edited by Thomas A. Darragh and Roderick J. Fensham

Price: $64.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2013

Edition: Volume 7 Part 1

Seller ID: A1106


The first printed English translation of the German explorer and scientist Ludwig Leichhardt’s diaries from 1841-1844. During the 30 months covered by the diaries, Leichhardt arrives in Australia as a diligent student from the lower strata of Prussian society without connections, capital or prospects; and by the closing passages he reveals his intentions to mount the first expedition across the north-eastern quarter of the continent. The diaries r... View more info