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If You Know Bourke You Know Australia

Frank Moorhouse

In this essay published by the Griffith Review Frank Moorhouse relates a solo trek to Mt Gunderbooka near Bourke in outback Australia. It’s a very personal account of man and nature and how easy a walk can go wrong. It raises that hoary chestnut of carrying and activating an epirb and the embarrassment theirin.

Let us not forget that pride can sometimes muddy our decision making. I commend Frank’s essay to the Order.

https://www.griffithreview.com/articles/if-you-know-bourke-you-know-australia/