by Darrel Lewis
Australians are known to be enthusiastic globetrotters, and while most of us can identify the state capitals on a map, very few of us would be able to locate the Tanami desert on an unmarked map or point to the location of the majestic mount conner. our collective knowledge of our own geography and history – both indigenous and european – is still inadequate, partly because much of it has gone unrecorded. in his new book, A Wild History: Life and death on the Victoria river Frontier, historian DARRELL LEWIS has set out to fill in some of these gaps by telling the story of a part of the northern Territory where life was so utterly different from how it is lived now in urban australia.
From the May, 2012 magazine.