Wild Blue Yonder

Sydney was just 16 years old when George Caley, accompanied by a small dog and three of "the strongest men in the colony," began walking towards the mountains that squatted on the horizon to the west of the rough and rowdy settlement. No one had been able to reach that dusky blue range, let alone cross it, and the headstrong young botanist was filled with "an enthusiastic pride of going farther than any person has yet been." Though he did just that, and managed to get home again, what Caley and his convict assistants encountered during their three-week expedition would permanently...

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