Year-round Adventures with Australia’s Plants and Animals

“What makes the scribbles on a scribbly gum tree? When’s best time to go tadpole hunting? How come cicadas only sing in summer? Abbie Thomas’ infectious enthusiasm for her subject is guaranteed excite any young reader who wants discover more about Australian bush and wildlife”–Back cover.

A one-way ticket to Australia…two months of travel…and a shoestring budget. In Red Earth Diaries we meet Jason and Ambika, newlywed couple who migrated Australia with the hope fresh start. However, unlike most migrants, they made bold decision postpone their settlement plans, throw caution wind backpack in on Their intention was learn about country its people first-hand … land would someday call home. Swimming sharks, cuddling cute koalas, chartering private helicopters, venturing deep into ancient rainforests, getting know plenty locals – had incredible experiences this stunning country. travel story is interwoven snippets history provides reader glimpse as viewed through eyes newly arrived migrants. Join Ambika spectacular journey discovery. founded four primary pillars: migrant’s journal, travelogue, delve Australian history, an inspirational tale. The central message book for everyone chase dreams however distant impossible may seem. Moving has been one seemingly goal author set decades ago, he likewise urges shed all reservations dream wildest possible. Preface called Dreamtime, it, describes evolution his strange peculiar wonderland. As harkens travellers well migrants are already or thinking making move beautiful also contains stories local Australians met along way. it you will meet, amongst others Helen, 10-Pound-pom; Rowland Mosbergen, sprightly man eighties survived horrors WWII remote jungle Bahau; Rafael Nadia three kids based Research, Victoria; Ranjit, practising surgeon wife Kew, Melbourne. travelogue aims deliver essential not take granted but try understand embrace culture first. Some key personalities mentioned: Paul Hogan, Ned Kelly, Steve Irwin, Captain Cook, Burley Griffin, Gregory Blaxland, Jorn Utzon, Eddie Mabo historical events described: Endeavour striking reef, finding passage Blue Mountains, discovery gold, naming Sunshine Coast, birth Canberra nation’s capital, iconic rail journeys Australia, WWI WWII, Early colonization, Blackbirding, construction Opera House. Charity Donation: Five per cent profits from sale first year publication be donated Cross towards 2019-20 bushfire crisis management ( further five cent1 given aged care India Help Age (

The author, a native Australian, covers everything you might want to know about Australia – guaranteed! places stay, from budget luxury, rentals B&Bs, the restaurants, fast food highest quality, beachwalks and bushwalks, wildlife how see it, exploring country by air, on water, bike, every other way. This guide zeroes in Adelaide Southern part of Australia, but detailed introduction all aspects travel around continent as well, plus history, culture sightseeing.