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The Amateur Tramp

November 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
The Amateur Tramp
The Amateur Tramp

Delivering a letter from Darwin to Adelaide 1923

Israelite Bay, east of Esperance 1923

Thank you to Michael Loney and family for this particular image taken at the Israelite Bay Telegraph Station (east of Esperance) in August 1923


A Walk of 10,000 Miles Around Australia
A significant Australian Story that was lost, but now found
thanks to Colin Choat (Project Gutenberg) and Trove (Australian digitalised newspapers).

Aidan de Brune
(Born: Herbert Charles Cull 17 July 1874 – Died: Aidan de Brune 15 February 1946),

journalist, author, pedestrian, was the first person in recorded history
to walk around the perimeter of Australia, unaccompanied and unassisted.

He set off in 1921, unaccompanied and unassisted,
and walked 10,000 miles (16,000km)
from Sydney to Sydney, anticlockwise.
He completed his epic walk in 1924.

Everywhere he walked people signed his travel diary,
evidencing his presence at the places he passed through.
He was a journalist and regularly wrote articles about his walk,
which appeared in newspapers around Australia.

Aidan de Brune wrote crime and mystery stories
which were serialised in newspapers in the 1920s and beyond.
His works were highly regarded.

“The Amateur Tramp” free e-book by Colin Choat through Project Gutenberg
click here

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The West Australian – Malcolm Quekett
– Sat 18 November 2023 > Click here for pdf

Curtin Radio 100.1FM Afternoons with Jenny Seaton
– 5th February 2024  > press play

Channel 7 News Regional WA


ABC TV BREAKFAST SHOW – Thursday 15th February 2024

ABC RADIO – Overnights with Michael Pavlich – Tuesday 5th March 2024
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More updates coming shortly.


A significant Australian Story written by Jenny Davis OAM
Based on “The Amateur Tramp” by Colin Choat
Directed by Melanie DeCull
Featuring:  Andy Peckover, Sarah House, Peter Neaves and Jacob Peckover
which debuted and performed at the Garrick Theatre in Guildford, Western Australia
in February 2024
> click here


For other literary works by Aidan de Brune on Project Gutenberg – click here

This Gallery of pics is currently being updated and is a working progress.