Into The Never-Never

Brian Johnston
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Into The Never-Never

Subjects

History

Published

18 October 2016

ISBN

9780522865479

Ebook File Size

7.5MB

Subjects

History

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Into The Never-Never

Brian Johnston
A witty, affectionate and beautifully written account of Johnston's travels in 1990s Australia.
After a long sojourn in China, Brian Johnston arrived in Cairns to join his sister on a campervan trip across the 'top end'. Into the Never-Never is a beautifully written and often hilarious account of their adventures in the remote outback and on to the coast and the cities, in search of the Australia they knew only from tourist brochures and soap operas. The book is suffused with Johnston's growing affection for the country and its people. It is also shadowed by an acute awareness of Australia's underlying cultural tensions. From warts-and-all accounts of casual racism in the outback to unabashed delight in Sydney's Mardi Gras, Into the Never-Never presents Australia's burgeoning cultural diversity in microcosm.In his second traveller's tale, Brian Johnston's dry wit and wonderful descriptive powers are once again in evidence. Whether bogged on a beach in Broome, sightseeing in Canberra with a Laotian friend, or speaking…
After a long sojourn in China, Brian Johnston arrived in Cairns to join his sister on a campervan trip across the 'top end'. Into the Never-Never is a beautifully written and often hilarious account of their adventures in the remote outback and on to the coast and the cities, in search of the Australia they knew only from tourist brochures and soap operas.

The book is suffused with Johnston's growing affection for the country and its people. It is also shadowed by an acute awareness of Australia's underlying cultural tensions. From warts-and-all accounts of casual racism in the outback to unabashed delight in Sydney's Mardi Gras, Into the Never-Never presents Australia's burgeoning cultural diversity in microcosm.

In his second traveller's tale, Brian Johnston's dry wit and wonderful descriptive powers are once again in evidence. Whether bogged on a beach in Broome, sightseeing in Canberra with a Laotian friend, or speaking with the traditional owners on a cliff-top in Kakadu, he never loses his keen sense of the absurd and his sensitivity to the nuances of everyday encounters.

About the author

Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston is a Nigerian-born, Swiss-educated travel writer of Irish descent who currently calls Australia home. His books include Boxing with Shadows: Travels in China (MUP 1996) and Into the Never-Never: Travels in Australia (MUP 1997).

About Brian Johnston

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