Edmund Kennedy may not be a household name like Liechhardt or Burke & Wills, but his tenacity, his drive and his ultimate achievements in the field of exploration put him up among the top explorers of the time. His premature demise robbed Australia of a bloke who undoubtedly would've played a much bigger part in the shaping of a nation. This is his story.
When you talk about men with a tenacious, serious can-do attitude and an absolute resolve to achieve what they set out to achieve, they don't come much more qualified than the Scotsman, John McDouall Stuart. Built like a jockey but tougher than a $2 steak, Stuart punished both his mind and body to be the first to cross the Australian continent without the loss of life. An epic man, with an epic tale, and we tell it all in this episode of Australia ReDiscovered with Ricko - The Podcast.
In this episode Ricko and Dingo Dave talk about the life of Edward John Eyre - a self-made man who excelled as an explorer, and later in life as a politician. Joining us to discuss the best way to experience Eyre's country is the man behind Hema Maps, Rob Borgheim!
When it comes to Explorers of Australia, few had the credentials and education of the famous Prussian, Ludwig Leichhardt.
While Leichhardt had completed an incredible journey of discovery, the expedition he never returned from was the one that brought him to the attention of the nation, and its a mystery that is still unsolved to this day.
Charles Sturt was a son, a father, a husband and a soldier, but most famously - an explorer who made great discoveries, at great expense!
Join RIcko & Dingo as they talk about the life, the times and the legacy of Charles Sturt, and how you can get out there and experience Sturt's country for yourself.
I'm very excited to announce that my brand new podcast is coming soon! Join us where ever you get your podcasts for season one - The Explorers! Stay tuned to www.facebook.com/ricko4x4 for the release date of our very first episode!