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The last explorer : Hubert Wilkins, Australia's unknown hero, Simon Nasht

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The last explorer : Hubert Wilkins, Australia's unknown hero
Title
The last explorer
Title remainder
Hubert Wilkins, Australia's unknown hero
Statement of responsibility
Simon Nasht
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hubert Wilkins was truly the last - and one of the greatest - explorers. Born in South Australia, he spent most of his life out of the country - but always remained an Australian. He travelled through every continent, and was a pioneer of aviation. He survived crashes and disasters, firing squads and sabotage, living long enough to be honoured by kings, presidents and dictators. He was a front-line photographer in World War I - and was twice decorated. He took the first ever film of battle, and took the first moving images from an aircraft. He was the first man to fly across the Arctic Ocean, the first to fly in the Antarctic - and the first to fly from America to Europe across the then unknown Arctic (the New York Times called this 'the greatest flight in history'). In the 1930s he spent several years travelling in western Queensland and the Northern Territory ' where many of his observations and views were ahead of their time. In the later years of his life, he did work for the US military and intelligence - and in 1958 was buried at sea at the North Pole by the US Navy
Biography type
individual biography
Dewey number
910.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
The last explorer : Hubert Wilkins, Australia's unknown hero, Simon Nasht
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The last explorer : Hubert Wilkins, Australia's unknown hero, Simon Nasht
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. 336-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
12611520
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Edition
Second edition
Extent
xxi, 346 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780733622427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NE153172
  • (eLGAR).b22946081

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