Journeys and Discoveries
Many people believe that Australia's soul lies somewhere in the ancient worn land of the continent's outback. Where exactly its spirit may be doesn't matter, for everyone will find it in a different place. For some, it may lie deep in a craggy, colourful gorge, or in a strange monolith flaring red at sunrise or sunset, or by a river of sand lined with big red gums. For others, it may be a lily-covered billabong where herons, egrets and honking hordes of magpie geese feed, or it may be in the immense desert plains with their red sand dunes, white salt pans, seas of shimmering gibber stones and far horizons.
There is no specific boundary to the outback but broadly, it is an area that covers more than three-quarters of the continent. Over the years Jocelyn Burt has made many trips to the outback. In this book, through the photographs and by recounting some of her journeys and discoveries, she gives the reader - and the prospective traveller - an insight into this vast region of Australia.