The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,272,009 members ⚫ 1,419,367 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Lost Boy

A search for life, a triumph of outback spirit

Lost Boy by Robert Wainwright
Buy this eBook
US$ 14.23
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
In the stifling Australian heat of October 1993, a campsite the size of a small town was spontaneously created at a lonely desert roadhouse by the side of the Stuart Highway, which links Darwin with Alice Springs. The 1200 men and women who swagged on the unforgiving ground beside their horses, cars, trucks and even helicopters had come to this isolated place—Dunmarra—to help solve a mystery and save a life.

A local son had disappeared without a trace. No-one was certain if he had been abducted or lost in the hostile bush around the roadhouse, but all knew it was a search where hours could mean the difference between life and death.

But there was much more at stake. They came from all corners of the far-flung Northern Territory—townspeople, stockmen, tourists, police, soldiers and emergency services—to help their friends, to forge a community bond and to test themselves, emotionally and physically, in a land untamed by more than a century of European settlement. It would be a desperate search for a life and a triumphant assertion of the human spirit.

Robert Wainwright followed this unfolding drama as a working journalist in 1993 and now, a decade later, he explores the raw, gripping story of an outback family embroiled in one of Australia's biggest manhunts to find that the core of our national identity—mateship in troubled times—is, indeed, real and alive.


Robert Wainwright followed this unfolding drama as a journalist and now, a decade later, he explores the raw, gripping story of an outback family embroiled in one of Australia's biggest manhunts to find that the core of our national identity—mateship in troubled times—is, indeed, real and alive story as a journalist 10 years ago and he has compiled the story from personal interviews, newspaper articles and official history. Robert is the author of Rose.

Allen & Unwin; April 2004
ISBN 9781741151886
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Lost Boy
Author: Robert Wainwright
 
  • News
Heart of the country - Sydney Morning Herald
Fri, 08 Jun 2007 09:06:19 -0700
Sydney Morning HeraldHeart of the countrySydney Morning HeraldI wrote a book set at Dunmarra a couple of years ago, not about ...