Bunyip Land

George Manville FENN (1831 - 1909)

Joe Carstairs is a boy on a farm in Australia. His father is a keen naturalist who, some years before had set off for New Guinea in search of specimens, and never been heard of again. Joe is old enough to mount a search expedition, and takes with him a local doctor and an aboriginal worker on his farm. They find themselves joined by a stowaway, Jimmy, whose father is a squatter (farmer) nearby, together with his dog, Gyp. This team sets off, arrive in New Guinea, hire some more porters, and travel guided by some sixth sense straight to where Mr. Carstairs has been kept a prisoner, along with another Englishman, whose mind has gone, under the stress of his imprisonment. There are the usual close shaves and tense moments, but finally they achieve their end, and return home triumphantly:

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Action & Adventure Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 How I Made My Plans And They Were Endorsed Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:24:11
Play 02 How We Prepared To Start, And Started. Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:18:53
Play 03 How I Made My First Charge With A Lance. Katie Gibboney
00:14:40
Play 04 How I Was Not Drowned, And How We Chased That Schooner. Katie Gibboney
00:07:18
Play 05 How We Found Jack Penny. RK Wilcox
00:27:44
Play 06 How Jimmy Was Frightened By The Bunyip. Sibella Denton
00:12:28
Play 07 How We Stopped The Blackbird Catchers. RK Wilcox
00:20:24
Play 08 How I Ran From The Whitebird Catchers. Mick
00:07:53
Play 09 How I Was Not Made Into Pie. RK Wilcox
00:17:35
Play 10 How We Saw Strange Things. RK Wilcox
00:18:09
Play 11 How Jack Penny Was Not Satisfied With Himself. Sibella Denton
00:06:21
Play 12 How Watch Was Kept By Night. RK Wilcox
00:16:10
Play 13 How Jack Penny Put his Foot In A Trap. RK Wilcox
00:27:37
Play 14 How A Strange Visitor Came To Camp. RK Wilcox
00:30:30
Play 15 How Jack Penny Was Persecuted By Pigs RK Wilcox
00:21:10
Play 16 How Jimmy Was Taken Very Bad Indeed. Katie Gibboney
00:08:24
Play 17 How The Doctor Gave Jimmy His Physics. Katie Gibboney
00:11:22
Play 18 How I Nearly Had An Arrow To Drink. RK Wilcox
00:29:41
Play 19 How We Were Besieged, And I Thought Of Birnam Wood RK Wilcox
00:23:56
Play 20 How Jimmy Turned Up A Trump Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:06:38
Play 21 How We Retreated And Were Caught In A Tropic Storm. Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:32:16
Play 22 How High The Water Came. The Penang Lawyer
00:11:10
Play 23 We Await Our Fate. The Penang Lawyer
00:19:36
Play 24 How The Doctor Took Me In Hand RK Wilcox
00:16:16
Play 25 How I Was Disposed To Find Fault With My Best Friend. RK Wilcox
00:24:16
Play 26 How I Got Into Serious Difficulties. RK Wilcox
00:17:30
Play 27 How I Found That I Had A Fellow-Prisoner RK Wilcox
00:25:47
Play 28 How I Had A Visitor In The Night. RK Wilcox
00:22:00
Play 29 How I Heard English Spoken Here. RK Wilcox
00:18:22
Play 30 How I Talked With My New Friend. RK Wilcox
00:11:30
Play 31 How We Made Further Plans. RK Wilcox
00:18:44
Play 32 How We Heard A Black Discussion And Did Not Understand. RK Wilcox
00:14:34
Play 33 How I Nearly Made A Terrible Mistake. Katie Gibboney
00:07:51
Play 34 How Jimmy And I Were Hunted Like Beasts. Katie Gibboney
00:07:24
Play 35 How Jack Penny Fired A Straight Shot. Sibella Denton
00:08:30
Play 36 How The Doctor Found A Patient Ready To His Hand. Tim Makarios
00:10:23
Play 37 How We Passed Through A Great Peril. RK Wilcox
00:20:31
Play 38 How The Doctor Said “Thank You” In A Very Quiet Way Sibella Denton
00:06:53
Play 39 How We Took A Last Look Round, And Found It Was Time To Go. RK Wilcox
00:15:32
Play 40 How Jimmy Cried “Cooee!” And Why He Called. Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:08:55
Play 41 How Jimmy Heard The Bunyip Speak, And It All Proved To Be “Big ’Tuff. Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:18:02
Play 42 How I Must Wind Up The Story. Rose
00:05:42