A lively collection of extraordinary stories of adventure and
discovery, The Explorers tells the epic saga of the conquest and
settlement of Australia. Editor Tim Flannery selects sixty-seven
accounts that convey the sense of wonder and discovery, along with
the human dimensions of struggle and deprivation that occurred in
the exploration of the last continent to be fully mapped by
Beginning with the story of Dutch captain Willem Janz's 1606
expedition at Cape York -- the bloody outcome of which would sadly
foreshadow future relations between colonists and Aboriginal
peoples -- and running through Robyn Davidson's 1977 camelback ride
through the desolate Outback deserts, The Explorers bristles with
the enterprise that Flannery explains as "heroic, for nowhere else
did explorers face such an obdurate country".
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