Horizon Fever II: Explorer A E Filby's own account of his extraordinary Australasian Adventures, 1921-1931

Horizon Fever II: Explorer A E Filby's own account of his extraordinary Australasian Adventures, 1921-1931

by A E Filby
Horizon Fever II: Explorer A E Filby's own account of his extraordinary Australasian Adventures, 1921-1931

Horizon Fever II: Explorer A E Filby's own account of his extraordinary Australasian Adventures, 1921-1931

by A E Filby

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Overview

Even before Archibald Edmund Filby (Victoria Twead's roguish uncle) embarked on his famous African expeditions, he took advantage of a government-sponsored scheme to migrate to Australia. It was 1921 and his daredevil nature soon had him performing reckless feats as a buckjumper in a popular circus rodeo.

Whilst trekking through this vast continent, he embraced the opportunity to become a jockey, photographer, actor, pilot, car-salesman and pearl diver. But Australia was just a stepping stone for Archie to explore many other colourful far-eastern countries including India, Singapore, Borneo, Java and China.

Horizon Fever II covers explorer A E Filby's early years and his descriptions, although utterly fascinating, sometimes make uncomfortable reading.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781922476296
Publisher: Ant Press
Publication date: 03/01/2021
Series: Horizon Fever , #2
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Victoria Twead is the New York Times bestselling author of Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools and the subsequent books in the Old Fools series.
After living in a remote mountain village in Spain for eleven years, and owning probably the most dangerous cockerel in Europe, Victoria and Joe retired to Australia.
Another joyous life-chapter has begun.
Website: www.victoriatwead.com
Join her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VictoriaTwead

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

1. Uncle Archie1

2. The Horizon Chaser7

3. Royal Mail Ship Orsova11

4. Australia17

5. Life in Australia25

6. An ill-fated expedition through the wilds of south-west Australia.31

7. Tally Ho! The Tallyman. A Narrow Squeak.35

8. The Taming of a Tartar37

9. Bell's Bonza Buckjumping Broncos and Bullocks43

10. The Donkey Race for Boys51

11. Trekking55

12. Camp-Fire Tales59

13. Trekking, Continued63

14. Still Trekking67

15. From Trekking to Photography71

16. From Photography to Hunting75

17. From Hunter to Actor77

18. From Actor to Hotel Representative81

19. From Hotel Representative to Realty Development85

20. Touring in Northern Queensland87

21. A Visit to Tasmania (1925)99

22. A Remarkable Adventure by Motor Combination103

23. A Duel with Sabres on Thursday Island107

24. By Sailing Lugger through the Pacific109

25. A Glorious Expedition113

26. Three Months on the Island of Ceylon117

27. Borneo and Sarawak119

28. Java121

29. Oriental Ways125

30. More Pearl Diving and I visit Bali129

31. Tiger! Tiger!133

32. Motor Business in the Far East137

33. India147

34. Hindoo153

35. Singapore, India, Burma [Myanmar], Thailand and China155

36. Through Persia, Iraq and back to the United Kingdom163

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