This volume spans the years from the 1870s through to the 1940s and covers an area of about 10% of the continent – from the Trans-Australia Railway Line in the South to the Tanami Desert in the North and West of Ayers Rock across to the Canning Stock Route.
While including the exploits of well-known explorers such as Warburton, Giles, Forrest and Gosse, Explorations in the Central Deserts also covers lesser-known but equalling fascinating undertakings of men such as R.T. Maurice, A.A. Davidson, Sam Hazlett and Donald Mackay.
Also covered are the explorations of George Davis, H.W.B. Talbot, Paddy Whelan, W.H. Tietkens, H.C. Barclay, Michael Terry and many others.