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Journey to Lilliput [DVD]  

Journey to Lilliput [DVD]

This journey takes us from Broken Hill in far western New South Wales through South Australias wheat belt on to Port Pirie and Port Augusta, across the Eyre Peninsula towards Ceduna.
We will meet farmers, miners and fishermen. Bet you didnt know that the best bait to catch King George Whiting is a mollusc called a razor fish. Bet you also didnt know that Dutch explorers mapped this coastline in 1627 and they were going to settle there some 70 years before The First Fleet ever left England.
The novelist Jonathon Swift, who wrote Gullivers Travels, used these early explorers maps to create the setting for his story. Hence the area being known as Lilliput, after the tiny Lilliputians who captured Gulliver.
Chapters: 1. Introduction 2. Fashion Museum 3. Jade Mining 4. Fishing For Whiting 5. Cactus Beach
6. Preserving Fish

Jack Absaloms glossary of expert advice for travel and survival in outback Australia or for that matter for survival in any remote desert climate.
Survival he says is a matter of common sense and preparedness. In this film Jack demonstrates the techniques for safe travel that he has developed in his many years in the outback.
This program recreates a simple vehicle breakdown and highlights the potential for tragedy.

Jack Absalom, an Australian artist and adventurer born in 1927, was one of the members of the Brushmen of the Bush. He worked in the North Mine of Broken Hill. He was brought up in the Nullarbor, west of Port Augusta and from an early age, developed a wide knowledge of, and great experience in the Australian outback.

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