Information For Travellers – Suggested Reading & Viewing

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If you’d like to learn about our region before you come or when you’re reminiscing, try some of the following favourites and travellers’ suggestions. Please Google them for details and availability and send in your own suggestion to add.


  • Hema Maps: Cairns to Broome on the Savannah Way


  • Nevil Shute: A Town Like Alice
  • Xavier Herbert: Capricornia


  • John Woinarski, Brendan Mackey, Henry Nix & Barry Traill: The Nature of Northern Australia. Download a free copy (PDF 15Mb)
  • John Brock: Native Plants of Northern Australia
  • RJ Petheram and B Kok: Plants of the Kimberley Region of Western Australia
  • Ken Simpson & Nicolas Day: Field Guide to the Birds of Australia
  • Michael Morcombe: Field Guide to Australian Birds
  • Malcolm Arnold: Birds of the Top End


  • Mrs Aeneas Gunn: We of the Never Never
  • Terry Underwood: In the Middle of Nowhere
  • Sarah Henderson: From Strength to Strength, The Strength in Us All; The Strength of Our Dreams; In addition, Some of My Friends Have Tails; Outback Wisdom and A Year at Bullo.
  • Marlee Ranacher: Bullo – The next generation
  • Tom Cole – Hell West and Crooked
  • Bruce Simpson: Packhorse Drover
  • Mary Durack: Kings in Grass Castles, To Ride a Fine Horse, The Rock and the Sand, Yagan of the Bibbulmun, Sons in the Saddle.

Explorer Stories

  • Sarah Murgatroyd: The Dig Tree – The story of Burke and Wills
  • John Bailey: Mr Stuart’s Track
  • Kieran Kelly: Hard Country Hard Men – In the footsteps of Gregory
  • Tim Flannery: The Explorers

Travel Guides

  • Ron & Viv Moon: The Kimberley
  • Dick Eussen: Australia’s Savannah Way Cairns to Broome
  • Dick Eussen: The Complete Book of Barramundi Fishing
  • Les Hiddins: Explore Wild Australia with the Bush Tucker Man