25199 ROBINSON,Judy ;
BUSHMAN OF THE RED HEART.Central Cameleer and Explorer Ben Nicker 1908-1941.
Central Queensland University Press, 1999
Royal 8vo. Quality large softcover.pp viii + 120 with b/w photographs & maps, Fine unmarked copy
ISBN. 1 875998705
Celebrates not only bushman Ben Nicker, but also his parents, Liz & Sam Nicker and their work in Central Australia from the Arltunga goldfields in 1903 to Ryan’s Well/Glen Maggie from 1914-30. In 1923 fifteen year old Ben crossed the Tanami Desert solo. In the 1930s he took his team of camels and guided Michael Terry’s expeditions through the barren lands where Gibson and then Lasseter perished. In WWII Ben met a hero’ s death in the campaign in Greece