Tales From a Sunburnt Country
Volume 1 and 2
by Reader’s Digest Australia
Two Volume Set
Reader’s Digest, 1999, [First Edition], ISBN 0864493649, illustrated frontispieces and introductory pages, full colour photographs throughout both volumes, both volumes hardcover with glossy illustrated boards, dustjackets
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear to both volumes, no inscriptions or other markings, dustjackets both show minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
“In recent years, dozens of stories in Reader’s Digest magazine have taken readers on unique expeditions into Australia’s most fascinating places – by camel, by truck, by train, guided by Aboriginal trackers, fossil-hunters, even Benedictine monks.
Through these stories, over a hundred million readers here and around the world have experienced the magic that is Australia – its people, its places, and its wildlife.
In these two volumes, our editors have selected more than 35 of their favourites. The range of settings for these stories is as broad as our continent itself – from the great deserts of the hinterland to the humid and bountiful tropical regions of Queensland and the Top End. We’ll take you to places to which outsiders are forbidden entry – like the fabulously rich Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia, the pearl fields of Broome and the timeless Aboriginal territory of Arnhem Land.
And we’ll take you adventuring. Rollercoaster down the Snowy River with white-water rafters, roar through the desert at the wheel of a road train or witness first-hand the skills of an Aboriginal tracker. Along the way, you’ll discover many of the secrets of Australia’s extraordinary animals, including the raucous kookaburra, the deadly box jellyfish, the puzzling platypus and the man-eating saltwater crocodile.”