Bill Peach tells the story of the last epic adventure, the conquest of the western desert. The overland telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin, built along Stuart's track, established frontier camps from which the explorers reached the west coast.
Bill Peach reports on the race to cross Australia from south to north. Both South Australia and Victoria wanted to capture this honour for themselves.
Bill Peach describes the first attempts to open an overland track from the eastern settlements to the coast of northern Australia.
Bill Peach tells the story of Edward John Eyre, the young explorer who set off with four companions to make a westward journey across the Nullarbor Plain.
Bill Peach describes the conquest of Australia's high mountain country. A Pole Dr. John Lhotsky was the first European to climb the snowy mountains. Another Pole, Paul Strezlecki climbed and named Australia's Mt Kosciusko.
Bill Peach tells the story of Sir Thomas Mitchell, the stormy petrel of Australian exploration. Surveyor-general of new South Wales for nearly thirty years. He discovered Australia Felix or western Victoria.
The most baffling question facing the early explorers was the destination of the inland rivers of NSW. Charles Sturt solved the mystery in an epic whale-boat journey to the mouth of the Murray River and back again.
Bill Peach follows the tracks of Hume & Hovell, who established the overland route from Sydney to Melbourne which survives in today's Hume Highway.
Bill Peach retraces the early journeys of Evans, Oxley and Cunningham as they cross the Great Dividing Range & move west & north, discovering vast areas of good grazing land and many western flowing rivers
Bill Peach retraces the first attempts to cross the Blue Mountains and the difficulties encountered by explorers like Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson
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