Ernest Giles has been described as the last of the great nineteenth century explorers. No explorer covered more territory than Giles, and none wrote more vivid and evocative accounts of his experiences. Now for the first time time since 1975, Giles’ own first hand account of his two major Central Australian expeditions have been republished. This volume will be of interest to those who live in, visit or just love Central Australia, as well as those who enjoy a true adventure written in an exciting literary style. This book is an essential companion to anyone planning to travel in the Centre or on the Gunbarrel Highway. First published in 1875, this is a facsimile edition of the original.