A Drama of Central Australia
by Frank Clune
(Australian Pocket Library)
Angus and Robertson, 1944, paperback
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, some scuffing to cover, age toned pages, (see photographs)
“Foreword: I first developed interest in the story of Burke and Wills when I and the poet Bartlett Adamson, visited their famous Depot Camp 65, on Cooper’s Creek, near the present one-pub town of Innamincka.
This visit is briefly described in my book Roaming Round the Darling. After seeing the marked tree and its dramatic inscription DIG, I was impelled to obey the mute message, and accordingly commenced to dig – in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, the National Library, Canberra, and in other libraries, including my own – reading all available books, journals, and documents relating to the expedition. Moved by the deeds of Burke and Wills, I also commenced exploring, and have since visited the country through which they travelled, seeking traces of a fateful chapter in Australia’s history.
The result of this literary digging and exploration is here presented. For the first time, I believe, the complete story of Burke and Wills is now told in a continuous narrative within the covers of one book.”