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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Red Dust & Wanderlust : Tales of Travel in Australia
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'Is Temora really the friendliest town in Australia? Can a rank amateur find fame in Tamworth? Where is the true 'dead centre' of our continent? How hard is it to win an outback rodeo? These are just some of the questions members of the Australian Society of Travel Writers have tried to answer as they've traversed this vast continent.

In this anthology, our writers share some of their favourite places and most memorable experiences on home turf. From far north-west Western Australia, the "anxious coast" of South Australia and the tram tracks of Melbourne, to the frontier of Cape York, and many places in between, they've discovered much about their own country. Join our writers as they lose themselves in lush rainforests, reveal the delights of small-town living, and get red dust on their boots in some of Australia's most remote spots.' (Publisher's blurb)


* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Australian Society of Travel Writers , 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Of Crocs and Pigs, Sandy Guy , single work prose travel (p. 13-22)
Where There's a Way, John Wright , single work prose travel (p. 23-32)
A Rough Ride in the Kimberley, Ron Crittall , single work prose travel (p. 33-38)
Signs of Life in the Dead Centre, Stu Lloyd , single work prose travel (p. 39-48)
Gorge on the Scenery, Daniel Scott , single work prose travel (p. 49-54)
Legends of the Lake, Lee Atkinson , single work prose travel (p. 55-60)
Flinders Dreaming, Alison Plummer Martin , single work prose travel (p. 61-66)
The Truth is Outback, Robert Upe , single work prose travel (p. 67-73)
A Walk on the Wild Side, Brian Johnston , single work prose travel (p. 77-84)
The Circumference of the Knowable World, John Borthwick , single work prose travel
'The late '60s. Back thin I believed, with all the earnestness that only one's late teen years can summon, that my life in Sydney was certifiably dead. Already too old to succeed, yet too young to fail, I borrowed $20 in order to flee the academic, economic and romantic corpses strewn (I imagined) behind me. I would take to the roads, to quest, to disappear forever. Or at least to hitchhike around Australia, the circumference of the knowable world.' (p. 85)
(p. 85-94)
Slim Elvis in Tamworth, Brian Thacker , single work prose travel (p. 95-104)
Lusty Giants of the Anxious Coast, Brad Crouch , single work prose travel (p. 105-114)
Pie-Eyed in the Freo Nick, Mike Larder , single work prose travel (p. 115-124)
The Tram to Far Kew, Tom Neal Tacker , single work prose travel (p. 125-134)
Southerly Connections, Ewen Bell , single work prose travel (p. 135-144)
Journey by Bare Boat, Susan Gough Henly , single work prose travel (p. 145-152)
Coconuts, Crabs and the Call to Prayer, Angela Saurine , single work prose travel (p. 153-158)
National Treasure, Sean Mooney , single work prose travel (p. 159-164)
Leper Colony or Fantasy Island?, Ian Crawshaw , single work prose travel (p. 165-170)
Friendlytown, NSW?, Mark Juddery , single work prose travel (p. 171-175)

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