‘…. after successfully negotiating the short cut to Ipswich, I made haste to reach Brisbane, which I entered on September 10th…. Leaving Brisbane again on the 13th September with Normanton as my objective, I met with rather a rough time’. Extract from Lonely Lands – through the heart of Australia by Francis E Birtles.
No time for political correctness when undertaking an eight thousand mile loop of eastern Australia, on pushbike, commencing in August 1907. Accompany Francis on his adventure through the pages of his book published in 1909. An insight into contemporary issues and opinion. Follow this link to a digital version https://archive.org/details/lonelylandsthrou00birtiala