Talks about the life and love of Matthew Flinders and the woman he had to leave behind. Flinders is in search of high adventure, abandoning his wife for uncharted seas, exotic tropic islands, and the loneliness and living hell of six years captivity on a French island. This is a story about romance and adventure.
Ernestine Hill was one of the most enigmatic - and private - novelists Australia has produced. Throughout her life she travelled widely (and lightly), taking with her only the bare necessities, her typewriter and her notes and manuscripts. In 1937 she published The Great Australian Loneliness, a grand tale of a lone adventurer's relentless quest to explore and experience the Australian outback firsthand; and in 1951she published The Territory, similarly inspired by her restless wanderings. This massive story of the Northern Territory was a combination of descriptive writing, reportage, personal experience, stories and social history.