Penelope Bungles to Broome

Author(s): Tim Bowden

Non Fiction

A follow-up to Tim Bowden's "Penelope Goes West", this time covering the intriguing adventures of Tim, Ros, Penelope (the car) and The Manor (the caravan) as they travel across the grandeur and spectacle of Broome, the Kimberleys and various points south and west. Bowden's fascination with rarely seen Aboriginal rock art is a major theme in his continuing love affair with Australia. On their journey Tim and wife, Ros, explore the Kimberley by land and sea, where dramatic 12-metre tides guard coastal locations unchanged by time - still as 17th-century buccaneer William Dampier first described them. For three months, Tim and Ros and their trusty four-wheel-drive, Penelope, travelled from the improbably sculptured Bungle Bungles to the Pilbara and the wildflower-filled Mid West.Bowden's enthusiasm for history is clear and his book is peppered with stories of present and past, ill-fated settlements and expeditions, tragic tourist deaths and the grandeur of Australia's intriguing, spectacular north-west. Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroductionMap1 Assignation with Alice2 Tackling the Tanami3 Cruising with ancient mariners4 Kimberley kaleidoscope5 Into the Bungle Bungles6 The Bradshaws7 You can't drink tea through a fly veil8 Engorged9 Blown away10 Wildflowers and wild placesBibliography

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  • : 9781865087993
  • : Allen & Unwin(Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : Allen & Unwin(Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : books

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  • : Tim Bowden
  • : Paperback