The Road To Mount Buggery

First published in 2001 and again in 2002 this is a great road trip book detailing the travels to investigate the oddly named places around Australia.

Taking 12 months out of their busy working lives, the 2 journalists, Mark Whittaker and Amy Willesee, researched extensively and then explored the places marked on maps with such curious monikers as Mount Disappointment, Starvation Lake and Mount Unapproachable, to name but a few.

Told from each author's perspective in almost a diary format, the reader is taken along with them on their travels through searing heat, being bogged on roads deemed passable and in towns isolated by floods.

A great book that illustrates the very extremes that shaped, and still influences today, the Aussie psyche.