In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
When in 1907 Francis Birtles arrived in Sydney after cycling the vast distance from Fremantle a large crowd welcomed him. Over the next two decades, his ‘overlanding’ achievements were honoured by cycling and motoring enthusiasts, and tens of thousands mustered for his 1928 completion of the first successful London–Rangoon–Darwin–Brisbane–Sydney–Melbourne car venture (his Bean ‘Sundowner’ is preserved in the National Museum of Australia, Canberra). City dwellers were captivated by Birtles’ cinematographic movies of inland Australia, including his retracing of the 1860–61 route by the tragic Burke and Wills expedition. His many newspaper articles encouraged greater public awareness of the remoteness of pioneer life, including Aboriginal customs and native flora and fauna. This book includes many photographs and draws upon his observations and comments by contemporaries.