True Stories of Early Australia - Richard G Tomkies

True Stories of Early Australia

By Richard G Tomkies

  • Release Date: 2014-12-05
  • Genre: Australia & Oceania
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True Stories of Early Australia Richard G Tomkies Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

This new book "True Stories of Early Australia" is the result of a great deal of research and is complete with old photographs both black and white and color. The author has endeavored to record some fascinating stories of an earlier era many of which have been obscured over time from the general reading public. The stories cover the period from the late 19th Century to the mid-20th. Read the tale of how two intrepid New Zealanders in 1928 braved the hitherto unexplored regions of Cape York Peninsula by driving the first car right to the very most northern tip of Queensland, braving crocodile infested rivers and treacherous sandy crossings. They drove a small seven h.p. "Baby" Austin Seven from Sydney and won a bet doing it! Many stories tell of hardships endured by white settlers who had to contend with cannibalistic Aborigines. However, some sailors like James Morrill survived a shipwreck and were "adopted into an Aboriginal tribe for many years. Others were not quite so lucky and ended up on the natives' menu.
The result of much research into a bygone era this book is packed with fascinating stories which have hitherto been lost to time but now complete with old black and white and color photos it brings to life strange and unusual happenings of the period from the late 19th Century to the mid-20th. This book is a “must-read" for those who love well-researched historical non-fiction of early Australia.

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