For many, Australia conjures up images of vast open spaces, huge cattle stations and colourful outback characters such as those portrayed in classic Australian movies like 'The Sundowners', 'A Town Like Alice', and 'Crocodile Dundee'. Australia's outback has long captured the imagination of Australians and international visitors alike.
This book evokes the very essence of the outback through stunning photography and informative text. It presents a spectacular portrait of the outback - the wide open spaces, the amazing palette of landscape colours, the curious flora and fauna and the unique lifestyle of outback communities. Organised regionally, this book provides readers with fascinating images of the outback, its original inhabitants, early explorers, climatic variations and unique features.
Features superb photography accompanied by informative captions and information about such diverse topics as mining communities in the outback; the School of the Air; camels, once known as the "ships of the desert"; the early explorers and desert flora.