The Great North Walk Companion
by A. Henderson-Sellers, K. McGuffie and B. Henderson-SellersThe Great North Walk Companion tells a family story spanning the social history of a beautiful part of coastal Australia from the time before white people laid claim to Terra Australis up to the 21st birthday of the Great North Walk: the truly wonderful trail of 250 km between Sydney and Newcastle. There are treasure hunt elements, including beautiful engravings; historic and peculiar obelisks; and mysteries that have occurred along the Great North Walk: murders, disappearances and inexplicable deaths.
Each chapter covers a time period and a trail important for indigenous and immigrant Australians: the relatives, friends and passing strangers around whom the narrative evolves.
There are maps and descriptions of the walks together with suggestions for over 50 places to visit that enliven the exploration of this part of coastal New South Wales. The biggest mystery of all, the identity of the Companion, unfolds as this fascinating family tree grows and branches.
Anyone who enjoys great recreational walking as well as global puzzle-solvers will find elements that capture their interest and fire the imagination.
376 pages softcover