The Explorers : Stories of Discovery and Adventure from the Australian Frontier
by Tim Flannery
Editor: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
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An animated collection of extraordinary adventure and discovery stories, The Explorers tells the epic saga of Australia’s conquest and settlementThe publisher Tim Flannery selects sixty-seven accounts to convey the sense of wonder and discovery, as well as the human dimension of struggle and deprivation, which took place in the exploration of the last continent to be fully mapped by EuropeansBeginning with the story of Dutch captain Willem Janz’s 1606 expedition to Cape York — the bloody outcome of what would unfortunately foreshadow the future of relations between settlers and Natives — and running through Robyn Davidson’s 1977 camelback walk through desolate desolation from the inside, Hair Explorers with the company that Flannery explains as “heroine”
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