But if we'd pass a township, all on a market day Those dirty brats of kids would shout, and quickly raise my gander crying : 'Mummy dear, take in your clothes, here comes an Overlander' extract, from an Australian folksong Part one.


Publisher: Editions Publibook

ISBN: 2748305663



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The Overlanders Hippie Trail

The start of the trip was a ferry ride across the Channel to Ostend in Belgium and arrival at Bruges campsite, usually the base for the UK Overlander companies. A group of nervous adventurers usually met in the UK around the London area ...

Author: Richard Parkes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244658242



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One Skin for an Overlander

'Two dead Overlanders this side of the river, Pa.' 'Blackfella's?' Alexander asked. 'Aye, and they got two flintlock muskets,' Finbar said. 'Can't have the blacks roaming the country boasting of taking guns from Overlanders,' Alexander ...

Author: Robert Denis Whittle

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847533116


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This novel is a captivating story of the early conquest and settlement of Australia. The main characters are a pioneering family and an Aboriginal tribe that meet in tense and often brutal circumstances. The story graphically shows the differences and misunderstandings when the new world meets the old. Conflict is never far away from the reader as the story twists and turns among the stark and beautiful backdrop of the Australian bush. The native Australians, known as Aborigines, with their 40,000 years of culture and diversity help to paint a detailed picture of early life in pre-white man days in Australia. The story takes an unusual turn when 7 white men are hanged for killing Aborigines, an almost unheard of event in the 19th century, in a brutal colonial world.


Overlanders ” is no exception . In a letter , January 7 , 1979 , Isabel Walker wrote of Archibald Thompson that , “ Some years before his death he collected the letters he had sent to his brothers and sent them to B.C. to someone who ...

Author: Richard Wright

Publisher: Williams Lake, B.C. : Winter Quarters Press


Category: British Columbia

Page: 316

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Overlanders is a fascinating, meticulously researched account of a western odyssey for gold, a great adventure story that was a pivotal experience in the history and development of Canada. In the late 1850s and early 1860s thousands of people from around the globe were rushing to the rivers and creeks of British Columbia in response to one of the greatest gold discoveries in the world's history. In eastern Canada and the northern United States groups of men and a few women chose not to follow the normal sea routes but to go overland on unexplored and undeveloped trails. They formed a variety of disparate groups, large and small, fit, experienced, weak, young, old, children, leaders and followers. Their route, initially chosen to save money, resulted in the opening of the northern continent's vast interior. Richard Thomas Wright tells the epic talc of the cross-Canada treks for gold. 1858-1862, following an unexplored overland route across North America to the goldfields of British Columbia. This is the updated story of that amazing adventure, with a new chapter and new photos.

Gold Rush Capitalists

The overlanders of Sacramento's Tent City represent a separate society within the city . Although they occupied the same location as the great speculators , their values and social organization varied dramatically .

Author: Mark A. Eifler

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826328229

Category: History

Page: 280

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Examines the interaction of capitalism and community in the founding of the gold rush city of Sacramento, and of the clashes between miners and city founders.

Gregor the Overlander Collection

It is the Overlanders who come at times to us. I have met six or seven. One called Fred Clark, another called Mickey, and most recently a woman known as Coco. What are you called, Overlander?” asked Vikus. “Gregor. Are they still here?

Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545459079

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1000

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Read all five books in the New York Times bestselling Gregor: The Underland Chronicles! When Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. There, humans live uneasily beside giant spiders, bats, cockroaches, and rats--but the fragile peace is about to fall apart. Gregor wants no part in this conflict, but again and again, he and his family are drawn into the Underland. Gregor must find his place in the frightening prophecies he encounters, the strength to protect his family, and the courage to defend against an army of giant rats. In this action-packed and masterful series, Suzanne Collins unfolds the fate of the Underland and its great warrior, Gregor the Overlander.


OVERLANDERS. OCTOBER 2016 'Is the Overlander in you?' The online advertisement grabs my attention. I absorb the details. The route of the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race, which soon becomes known as the IndiPac, traverses close to ...

Author: Rupert Guinness

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1925640116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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A powerful memoir about an epic bike race across one of the most challenging landscapes in the world Rupert Guinness set out on the trip of a lifetime: to race across Australia in the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race. This was no ordinary bike race. Unlike the Tour de France, which Guinness had made his name reporting on for decades, competitors rode completely unassisted from Fremantle in Western Australia to the Opera House in Sydney on the other side of the country - a gruelling distance of over 5000 kilometres that would not only test riders' physical endurance but their psychological resilience. Dubbed 'The Hunger Games on Wheels', there would be no help, just riders and their bikes crossing one of the most beautiful – and often most inhospitable – places on earth. Rupert’s mission was to test his own grit, physical and emotional, as he followed the trail of the pioneering men and women whose historic rides over the last two centuries unveiled a largely unknown interior. But when a terrible tragedy stopped everyone in their tracks, what he discovered was the extraordinary power of the human spirit. Rupert and his fellow competitors were forced to make some of the toughest decisions they had ever faced.

Gregor the Overlander The Underland Chronicles 1

It is the Overlanders who come at times to us. I have met six or seven. One called Fred Clark, another called Mickey, and most recently a woman known as Coco. What are you called, Overlander?” asked Vikus. “Gregor. Are they still here?

Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545317932

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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This irresistible novel by Suzanne Collins tells the story of a boy who embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny -- and find his father -- in a strange world beneath New York City.

Gregor the Overlander

“You must feel asifyou are trapped inadream, Overlander.” “I was thinking nightmare,” ... It is the Overlanders who come at timesto us.Ihavemet sixor seven. ... This is nota gentle place for Overlanders,” said Vikus, his face darkening.

Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407130625

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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When eleven-year-old Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats and giant cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. Gregor has a vital role to play in the Underland's uncertain future.

Journey Fantastic with the Overlanders to the Cariboo

He had been told that the woods through which the Overlanders would have to travel were too dense to permit a horse with panniers to pass . He also bought several pack horses . Pierre and André traded their ox for a horse and bought ...

Author: Vicky Metcalf



Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 159

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Overlanders Handbook

The Overlanders' Handbook is written in the same entertaining yet clear jargon-free English for which Chris Scott's other books are known - it doesn't assume you know your plug gap from a radiator cap.

Author: Chris Scott

Publisher: Trailblazer Editions

ISBN: 9781905864874

Category: Adventure travel

Page: 608

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The second edition of the Overlanders' Handbook, the definitive manual for planning and undertaking a vehicle-dependent overlanding adventure across the wilds of Africa, Asia and Latin America, has been re-researched and updated into a more compact book.

Gold Rush Manliness

50 While Overlanders lamented the loss of women's labor, Argonauts like Hunt worried more about their own performance as men. This is not to say that Overlanders were unconcerned about performing identities as white men; indeed, ...

Author: Christopher Herbert

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295744146

Category: History

Page: 280

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The mid-nineteenth-century gold rushes bring to mind raucous mining camps and slapped-together cities populated by carousing miners, gamblers, and prostitutes. Yet many of the white men who went to the gold fields were products of the Victorian era: educated men who valued morality and order. Examining the closely linked gold rushes in California and British Columbia, historian Christopher Herbert shows that these men worried about the meaning of their manhood in the near-anarchic, ethnically mixed societies that grew up around the mines. As white gold rushers emigrated west, they encountered a wide range of people they considered inferior and potentially dangerous to white dominance, including Latin American, Chinese, and Indigenous peoples. The way that white miners interacted with these groups reflected their conceptions of race and morality, as well as the distinct political principles and strategies of the US and British colonial governments. The white miners were accustomed to white male domination, and their anxiety to continue it played a central role in the construction of colonial regimes. In addition to renovating traditional understandings of the Pacific Slope gold rushes, Herbert argues that historians� understanding of white manliness has been too fixated on the eastern United States and Britain. In the nineteenth century, popular attention largely focused on the West. It was in the gold fields and the cities they spawned that new ideas of white manliness emerged, prefiguring transformations elsewhere.

The Plains Across

When overlanders fording Thomas ' Fork of the Bear River witnessed the drowning of one of the two horses an old man was relying on to take his family to California , they immediately took up a collection so the father could purchase ...

Author: John David Unruh

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252063602

Category: History

Page: 565

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The most honored book ever released by the University of Illinois Press, The Plains Across was the result of more than a decade's work by its author. Here, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Oregon Trail, is a paperback reissue that includes the notes, bibliography, and illustrations contained in the 1979 cloth edition.

Men and Manliness on the Frontier

29 November 1862, 13, 20, 27 December 1862, 10, 17, 24, 28 January 1863; A.L. Fortune, “The Overlanders of 1862”, Kamloops Sentinel, 27 November 1936, 1, 8, 15, 24 December 1936. Jean Barman, The West beyond the West: A History of ...

Author: R. Hogg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284250

Category: History

Page: 232

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In mid-nineteenth-century Britain, there existed a dominant discourse on what it meant to be a man –denoted by the term 'manliness'. Based on the sociological work of R.W. Connell and others who argue that gender is performative, Robert Hogg asks how British men performed manliness on the colonial frontiers of Queensland and British Columbia.

Through Africa

Author: Bob Swain


ISBN: 9780946983650

Category: Africa

Page: 264

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Overland from Canada to British Columbia

It has sometimes been claimed in popular histories of the Overlander trek that A.L. Fortune was one of those who travelled down the North Thompson River to ... He was also one of the few Overlanders to visit the diggings in 1862.

Author: Joanne Leduc

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774843497

Category: History

Page: 165

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Spurred on by reports of gold in the Cariboo, adventurers from all over the world descended on British Columbia in the mid-1800s. Among them were ambitious easterners who accepted the challenge of the shorter but more arduous overland route across the prairies and the Rockies. One such man determined to find his fortune in the West was Thomas McMicking -- destined to lead the largest and best organized group of 'Overlanders' into British Columbia. His record of their epic journey is a valuable historical document that possesses the universal appeal of an adventure story. McMicking presents a vivid image of the hardships of the overland route, the dangers, both real and imagined -- like the apparently threatening Plains Indians who turned out to be 'our best friends' -- facts about important officials and settlements, and scientific observations of the physical environment. But this is also a very human document that describes a journey of self- discovery revealing a sensitive man's encounter with a bountiful and beautiful yet hostile and alien land.

Outlook Traveller

The Overlanders Freedom is a 4x4 campervan built on the TataTL sports utility truck platform (originally marketed in South Africa and only recently launched for the domestic market). After its makeover as a Freedom, the rugged Tata ...





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Tait s Edinburgh magazine

It is true , that in most instances time ; and the Overlanders being aware of this , the Overlander was but a hireling , who perilled always meet their onsets with determination and his life for gold ; but even then , the inhabitants ...






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Tait s Edinburgh Magazine

It is true , that in most instances time ; and the Overlanders being aware of this , the Overlander was but a hireling , who perilled always meet their onsets with determination and his life for gold ; but even then , the inhabitants ...

Author: William Tait





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The Overlanders is probably the first and certainly the most successful film ever made in which the principal protagonist is a lunging, bawling 1,500- head herd of bullocks. The story is based on an actual event — the incredibly ...





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