Jack Absalom - In the Steps of Charles Sturt
Price: $4.98 / €3.59
Documentary (2008) 53 minutes ~ Color
From his home at Broken Hill, Jack Absalom retraces the journey of the English explorer Charles Sturt who was convinced the centre of Australia contained a vast inland sea.
Sturts journey was one of great hardship as his party was drought bound for over 6 months at one location, ravaged by scurvy and attacked by wild Aboriginals on whose waters the party had camped.
The story tells of the gold rush following Sturts explorations, of the perils still to be encountered and some novel direction finding techniques.
Stars: Jack Absalom