Waltzing Matilda Around Australia by Vic QuayleWaltzing Matilda Around Australia by Vic Quayle

Waltzing Matilda Around Australia

byVic Quayle

Paperback | September 22, 2015

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Australia is an ideal country for motorhoming, so Vic and Pam Quayle headed to Sydney, bought Matilda and headed out to see the country. 

Their travels took them to familiar tourist spots, such as Uluru, Kings Canyon, Great Ocean Road and the Whitsunday Isles, but also to other gems, such as the Bungle Bungles, Lake Eyre, and Tunnel Creek. They fed dolphins, watched a turtle laying eggs, and even handled a python. The wildlife was never far away and they saw kangaroo, dingo, wild camels and more.

Matilda took them to deserted beaches and down lonely, desert tracks; they visited small towns and communities, and travelled through the remote Outback. They enjoyed terrific Australian hospitality, even celebrating Christmas in November with one family, and spent many an evening yarning round a campfire with a tinnie under the stars.

Pam and Vic learned about the Long Paddock, the origins of QANTAS, and how Australia nearly became a Dutch or French colony; they followed the original Ghan railway and watched sheep being sheared. Their hobbies were indulged as well. Pam went to the Australian Open Tennis, and Vic got involved with a car rally.

On the road, they had all manner of adventures and overcame some problems with Matilda. During their travels, there was tragedy, the joy of an unexpected birth, even a stay in hospital. 'Waltzing Matilda Around Australia' is their story, but beware – having read it, you will want to go yourself.

Title:Waltzing Matilda Around AustraliaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.51 inPublished:September 22, 2015Publisher:Filament PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910819190

ISBN - 13:9781910819197

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"What an adventure! Vic and Pam packed so much into a few months and had such a wonderful time.""It just shows what's possible if you set your heart on undertaking an adventurous trip. Amazing places to see, people to meet, and terrific experiences. Vic captures them all in his book.""Poor old Matilda. She had a hard time but came through in one piece, and so did Vic and his wife. I wish I had been with them.""Vic captures the spirit of the real Australia away from the populated areas of the East Coast, places where men and women must be resilient, hard-working and hard-playing. A great read."