The Road to Mount Buggery: A Journey Through the Curiously Named Places of Australia

The Road to Mount Buggery A Journey Through the Curiously Named Places of Australia Planning to leave their city jobs to go bush for a year Mark Whittaker and Amy Willesee became obsessed with the peculiarly miserable placenames dotted around Australia Places where brave explorers a

  • Title: The Road to Mount Buggery: A Journey Through the Curiously Named Places of Australia
  • Author: Mark Whittaker Amy Willesee
  • ISBN: 9780732911119
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • Planning to leave their city jobs to go bush for a year, Mark Whittaker and Amy Willesee became obsessed with the peculiarly miserable placenames dotted around Australia Places where brave explorers and settlers wore their hearts on their charts as they took possession of a cruel continent Thirst, mozzies, massacres and an all pervading woe led to names like Starvation LPlanning to leave their city jobs to go bush for a year, Mark Whittaker and Amy Willesee became obsessed with the peculiarly miserable placenames dotted around Australia Places where brave explorers and settlers wore their hearts on their charts as they took possession of a cruel continent Thirst, mozzies, massacres and an all pervading woe led to names like Starvation Lake, Mount Unapproachable and Point Torment So, drawing up their own Map of Misery, the authors packed their four wheel drive called Frank with a fridge that didn t cool, lights that didn t illuminate and a winch that didn t pull, to investigate the stories behind the names.In the 53,000 kilometres it took to join the dots on their Map, they went from New Era to World s End, from Hell s Gate to Paradise and realised they were filling in a picture of Australia, both contemporary and historical, which went way beyond their expectations This book is a travel delight, full of humour, incident and character.

    One thought on “The Road to Mount Buggery: A Journey Through the Curiously Named Places of Australia”

    1. Great book. Some very interesting places and amazing adventures getting to them and finding out the history behind them. The least traveled road, traveled the best way. Love it.

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