Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges.
Ludwig Leichhardt - scientist, navigator and bushman, stands at the centre of the 19th-century exploration of Australia. His achievements made possible the journeys of those who came after, journeys that finally completed the map of Australia.
Before Leichhardt, soldiers, convicts and government officials stumbled through the country they called deserts, just a step ahead of the squatters who turned the same land for their own profit.
Beyond Leichardt, the real deserts were conquered by expert bushmen, steeped in the lessons of a century of exploration, and at ease in lands their predecessors deemed impassable. (back cover)