by Noelle Sandwith
paperback, 164 pages
260mm x 240mm landscape, colour
published June 2005
RRP A$42.95 (SOLD OUT)
'Go to Birdsville, then down the Birdsville Track, if you want something out of the ordinary!' [said Reverend Fred McKay]. His words kept recurring to me — an invitation to loneliness, utter loneliness. Noelle Sandwith, 1953
Explore one of the unique treasures of the National Museum of Australia – the Noelle Sandwith collection. This book features an extraordinary collection of sketches made by the young English artist in the 1950s as she travelled one of Australia's best-known journeys, along the Birdsville Track. Each sketch is brought to life by the journal Noelle kept throughout her adventure, capturing the unique environment, the characters and the lifestyles of this quintessentially Australian experience.