Taith i Awstralia

£8.99

[“A Journey to Australia”] In about 1900 Captain Fred Boore migrated from Australia to Cardiff – not so strange, perhaps, in the heyday of coal. A century later his grandson Roger, with his wife Anne, set out on the trail of the old mariner …

 This book recounts their adventures – entertaining, intriguing and calamitous – on the other side of the world: a shifting panorama of didgeridoos and chargrilled bugs, gold towns and rain forests, boomerangs and Chinatowns, koalas, crocodiles, cricket and Aborigines, with a host of friendly, witty Australians, the most cheerful race under the sun …

We visit Melbourne (and its hospital, alas!), Sydney with its ferries and penguins, the Queensland reefs, the Charters Towers gold battery, Ballarat, Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns, Torres Strait …

We hear too of notable Welsh Australians, from the Prime Minister William Morris Hughes to the unlucky Owen Owens, who blew himself to eternity with a cask of rum. And then there are the eisteddfodau! … 


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  • ISBN: 9781855968165

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