Australian Backyard Explorer

by Peter Maccinis Author

Australian Backyard Explorer tells the stories of many intrepid individuals who explored the Australian continent in the first 120 years of European settlement. It includes little known explorers as well as the old favourites, such as James Cook, Edward John Eyre, Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills. There are tales not only of tragedy, conflict and death, but also of loyalty, amazing perseverance and wonder over the new animals and landscapes they encountered


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Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
3rd - 6th


  • 1 Who were the explorers?
  • 2 Finding a way, leaving signs
  • 3 Food
  • 4 Collecting Plants
  • 5 Collecting Animals
  • 6 Journals and Notebooks
  • 7 The Water Problem
  • 8 Trying To stay alive
  • 9 An eye on the wether
  • 10 Sheltering in tents
  • 11 Measuring distance
  • 12 Mapping
  • 13 Navigating by stars
  • 14 Who are the explorers now?

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