A Portrait of Australia.
Mark Day sets out to explore his land and distill the essence of what it means to be Australian - who we are, where we're from, and where we're going in the 21st century.
He travels from the bustling and energetic cities by the sea to the vast and utter desolation of Lake Eyre; from the pristine wilderness of Arnhem Land to wave at a train on the Nullarbor; from the place where the land rises from the ocean in the south to the tip of Cape York in the north; and from the awesome Bungle Bungle Range in the Kimberley to the desert death camp of Burke and Wills.
His vivid descriptions of these remarkable journeys bring to life the places, the characters, the mysteries and the moods of a unique and beautiful land. He raises questions about the dreams and paradoxes of Australians: the search for unity in diversity as 150 nationalities meld into one; the struggle to define an identity beyond the belief that "this is the greatest nation on earth"; and the yearning of modern Australians to reconcile their legitimacy as the new custodians of a previously owned land. For a year, and across 75,000 kilometres, he took the pulse of the nation.
Includes black and white, and full colour photographs.