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Rex’s big book launch by the Murray

Tuesday, 6th March, 2018

BDT columnist Rex Ellis is launching another of his outback books this month.

‘Dromedary Dreaming’ chronicles the historic journey of Rex’s paddlewheeler - The Dromedary - up the Darling River to Wilcannia.

Wilcannia, once the nation’s third largest inland port, played host to Rex’s paddle boat in 2013. It was the first time in 70 years a paddlewheeler moored at the river township.

Townsfolk, including children let out of school especially for the occasion, flocked to the banks of the river to greet the vessel.

Rex is also launching the re-published book Country Town Boy and Rex Ellis’s Maps of Australian Deserts.

It will be a gala affair at Wilson’s Bend on the Murray River, on March 17 and 18.

It will include a variety of acts, singers, a portable dance floor, animals, poetry and “drama” from the sky.

After all expenses are paid, all money goes toward Birdlife Australia.

For more information about the event, along with accommodation details, go to www.safarico.com.au or phone 08 8543 2280.

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