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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.
'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)