Bunyip Land


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(4.4 stars; 4 reviews)

Joe Carstairs is a boy on a farm in Australia. His father is a keen naturalist who, some years before had set off for New Guinea in search of specimens, and never been heard of again. Joe is old enough to mount a search expedition, and takes with him a local doctor and an aboriginal worker on his farm. They find themselves joined by a stowaway, Jimmy, whose father is a squatter (farmer) nearby, together with his dog, Gyp. This team sets off, arrive in New Guinea, hire some more porters, and travel guided by some sixth sense straight to where Mr. Carstairs has been kept a prisoner, along with another Englishman, whose mind has gone, under the stress of his imprisonment. There are the usual close shaves and tense moments, but finally they achieve their end, and return home triumphantly:

(11 hr 32 min)

Chapters

How I Made My Plans And They Were Endorsed 24:11 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
How We Prepared To Start, And Started. 18:53 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
How I Made My First Charge With A Lance. 14:40 Read by Katie Gibboney
How I Was Not Drowned, And How We Chased That Schooner. 7:18 Read by Katie Gibboney
How We Found Jack Penny. 27:44 Read by RK Wilcox
How Jimmy Was Frightened By The Bunyip. 12:28 Read by Sibella Denton
How We Stopped The Blackbird Catchers. 20:24 Read by RK Wilcox
How I Ran From The Whitebird Catchers. 7:53 Read by Mick
How I Was Not Made Into Pie. 17:35 Read by RK Wilcox
How We Saw Strange Things. 18:09 Read by RK Wilcox
How Jack Penny Was Not Satisfied With Himself. 6:21 Read by Sibella Denton
How Watch Was Kept By Night. 16:10 Read by RK Wilcox
How Jack Penny Put his Foot In A Trap. 27:37 Read by RK Wilcox
How A Strange Visitor Came To Camp. 30:30 Read by RK Wilcox
How Jack Penny Was Persecuted By Pigs 21:10 Read by RK Wilcox
How Jimmy Was Taken Very Bad Indeed. 8:24 Read by Katie Gibboney
How The Doctor Gave Jimmy His Physics. 11:22 Read by Katie Gibboney
How I Nearly Had An Arrow To Drink. 29:41 Read by RK Wilcox
How We Were Besieged, And I Thought Of Birnam Wood 23:56 Read by RK Wilcox
How Jimmy Turned Up A Trump 6:38 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
How We Retreated And Were Caught In A Tropic Storm. 32:16 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
How High The Water Came. 11:10 Read by The Penang Lawyer
We Await Our Fate. 19:36 Read by The Penang Lawyer
How The Doctor Took Me In Hand 16:16 Read by RK Wilcox
How I Was Disposed To Find Fault With My Best Friend. 24:16 Read by RK Wilcox
How I Got Into Serious Difficulties. 17:30 Read by RK Wilcox
How I Found That I Had A Fellow-Prisoner 25:47 Read by RK Wilcox
How I Had A Visitor In The Night. 22:00 Read by RK Wilcox
How I Heard English Spoken Here. 18:22 Read by RK Wilcox
How I Talked With My New Friend. 11:30 Read by RK Wilcox
How We Made Further Plans. 18:44 Read by RK Wilcox
How We Heard A Black Discussion And Did Not Understand. 14:34 Read by RK Wilcox
How I Nearly Made A Terrible Mistake. 7:51 Read by Katie Gibboney
How Jimmy And I Were Hunted Like Beasts. 7:24 Read by Katie Gibboney
How Jack Penny Fired A Straight Shot. 8:30 Read by Sibella Denton
How The Doctor Found A Patient Ready To His Hand. 10:23 Read by Tim Makarios
How We Passed Through A Great Peril. 20:31 Read by RK Wilcox
How The Doctor Said “Thank You” In A Very Quiet Way 6:53 Read by Sibella Denton
How We Took A Last Look Round, And Found It Was Time To Go. 15:32 Read by RK Wilcox
How Jimmy Cried “Cooee!” And Why He Called. 8:55 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
How Jimmy Heard The Bunyip Speak, And It All Proved To Be “Big ’Tuff. 18:02 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
How I Must Wind Up The Story. 5:42 Read by Rose