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Phantom Wings Over the North/O'Connor, Desm/Paper/0994329458/S009-C
Short Stop Press
Australian Adventure Series
This is the story of adventure and misadventure in one of the most ancient landscapes on earth, The Piibara Province of Western Australia. It will appeal to early teens.
Twin teenagers Joan and Mark join their prospector uncle Paddy Quinlan and his mate Bluey Smith for a holiday in the outback for some camping and prospecting. They discover much more than gold when they come across a suspicious mobile laboratory, manned by Europeans offering consulting services. Are they really scouting for minerals or are they somehow connected with a mysterious midnight aircraft flying in and out of the Pilbara.
The twins are able to absorb something of the spirit and immensity of the “Timeless Land” which has helped form and mold the Australian character. After an accident they experience a medical evacuation by the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
The author Professor Des O’Connor, writes with authority and feeling after many years as an Engineer, Surveyor, Pilot and President of the Western Australia Section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.